Top 10 Autumn Tea Recipes to Try this Fall

Sep 23, 2019
Cool rainy days might not leave you with a lot of time for the outdoor activities, but being indoors can be fun and relaxing. And, what would be better than making a cup of warming tea and relax? Some teas may warm you up more than the others. It's time to get cozy!


Ingredients that will warm you up

Autumn is the best season to try out new recipes. Cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, galangal, cardamom, peppercorns, chili, nutmeg, cloves, are only some of the warming ingredients that you can use to make dozens of warming teas. They will undoubtedly warm you up more than a cup of pure black tea. They all have a unique intense flavor that will immediately be recognizable in every drink or desert.
Interesting fact: Galangal, ginger, turmeric and cardamom all share the same family—Zingiberaceae.

1. Mulled tea

What would autumn and winter be without mulled drinks. Unlike mulled wine, you can make mulled tea with or without wine. Both versions are a great autumn warmer that will get you in the mood for the upcoming cold weather. For a tasty alternative to caffeinated black tea, try using Cranberry Cider Herbal Tea instead. Non-alcoholic mulled tea is easy to make and a great drink for autumn home parties that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Mulled tea Ingredients

  • 1 litre of water (33 oz)
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of dried orange peel
  • 7-8 cloves
  • 20-30 grams of sugar
  • 10-15 grams of pure strong black broken leaf tea


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Steep the tea leaves for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Strain and pour the brew into a medium pan.
  4. Add the rest of ingredients and let it simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes.
  5. Strain and pour into a big pitcher.
  6. Decorate with cinnamon sticks and dried orange slices.

2. Autumn tea

Tired or apple and orange recipes? if you want a true autumn tea, mandarins are a perfect choice. And if you like them, autumn is a really a great season to look forward to. Harvesting starts in the late September, and the best ones are always available throughout autumn and winter. Depending on the preferred taste, you can replace them with tangier tangerines.

Autumn tea ingredients

  • 4-5 mandarins (or tangerines)
  • Water
  • 1-2 cloves
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of pure black tea
  • Honey (optional)


  1. Squeeze the juice from mandarins.
  2. Add juice to a saucepan and add the equal amount of water.
  3. Add spices.
  4. Bring to a boil over low-medium fire.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Add the tea leaves and steep for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Strain and pour into a cup.
  8. Add honey if needed.

3. Orange ginger black tea

Sweet oranges, spicy ginger and strong citrusy tea and a perfect book. Can it get any better? Instead of making a regular ginger lemon tea, opt for sweet oranges and choose Earl Grey with a citrusy bergamot. In this recipe, ginger adds just enough heat to start autumn in the right way.

Orange ginger black tea ingredients

  • 3-4 big oranges
  • 100 ml of water
  • 1 teaspoon of Earl Grey tea
  • ½ - 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • Honey (optional)


  1. Squeeze the juice from oranges.
  2. Add fresh ginger and orange juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil over low-medium heat.
  3. Strain to remove the pulp and pieces of ginger.
  4. Pour into a mug.
  5. In a kettle, bring water to a boil and brew Earl Grey for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix with orange and ginger brew.
  7. Add honey or other sweetener.

4. Rooibos chilli latte

If you are looking for a caffeine-free latte, rooibos is the best herbal teas for making it. Red rooibos is sweet, full-bodied, intensely red, earthy and full of flavor. With a bit of chilli it makes one of the most hot tea lattes you will ever try. Replace pure rooibos with a flavored rooibos blend for an even more unique autumn drink. Which blends to choose? Those with vanilla, honey and chocolate notes will give amazingly tasty drinks.

Rooibos chilli latte ingredients

  • 100 ml of water
  • 1-2 teaspoons of rooibos tea
  • 1-5 small chili pods (depending on how much heat you can take)
  • Honey
  • 150 ml of milk


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Steep rooibos together with chili pods in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain and pour into a mug and add honey.
  4. In a saucepan, heat the milk over low fire, but don’t let it boil.
  5. Use a frother to make a foam.
  6. Remove from the heat.
  7. Slowly pour the milk into a mug with tea and top up with foam.

5. Apple cider black tea

If mulled wine is not your thing, spiced apple cider might win your heart. Depending on where you live, there are two types of apple cider – the one with alcohol and the one without it. Both will work fine in this recipe. Regular cider (without alcohol) is simply called apple juice in some countries. It’s much sweeter than the cider with alcohol. If you are using the regular one, you may not need any sweetener. If you do, we recommend some raw honey or maple syrup.

Apple cider black tea ingredients

  • 1 bottle of apple cider
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2-5 cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 5 grams of loose leaf black tea
  • 1-2 slices of fresh apple for garnish


  1. Put all ingredients except the tea leaves into a saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low-medium fire for around 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from fire, strain and add loose leaf tea.
  4. Steep for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain and serve.

6. Turmeric latte

Turmeric latte is another healthy and delicious caffeine free latte drink. You can make it from a scratch using spices and ground turmeric. If you have an extra time and want to adjust the spices, check out these three recipes for homemade turmeric lattes. However, instead of making it from a scratch, you can try Turmeric Nectar, Turmeric Cider (for a caffeinated version) or Coconut Spice. Result? Easy to make super delicious drink.

Turmeric latte tea ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of Coconut Spice tea
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Honey
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 50 ml of hot water


  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan.
  2. Heat over low-medium fire, but don’t let it boil.
  3. Use a frother to make foam.
  4. In a kettle, bring water to a boil.
  5. Steep the tea for 10 minutes in boiling water.
  6. Strain, pour into a mug.
  7. Add honey and hot milk.
  8. Top up with foam and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon powder.

7. The easy chai

With over 4-5 warming ingredients blended into a delicious drink, Chai is the number 1 autumn and winter drink. There’s nothing so soothing, so warming and so seasonal as a cup of chai tea, especially on a cold and rainy day. Today, chai is being made in every corner of the world, in caffes, restaurant, street stalls and homes. There are easy and more difficult ways to make it. Here’s the easy one.

Easy chai tea ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 3-5 black peppercorns
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 2-3 green cardamom pods
  • 1 spoon of black loose leaf tea
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of dried ginger


  1. Add water and spices to a saucepan.
  2. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add tea leaves.
  4. Steep for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in milk and sugar, and simmer over medium heat for five minutes.
  6. Strain and serve.

8. Ginger lemon tea

Ginger, lemon and honey might be the best homemade remedy for a sore throat and mild cold. They blend great with green tea and are best made from fresh ingredients. Unlike dried ginger root, fresh root with give a more warming feeling, and a stronger flavor.

Ginger lemon tea ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of pure green tea
  • Honey


  1. Peel the ginger and cut it into slices.
  2. Wash lemons and cut them into thin slices.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  4. Add ginger and lemon sliced into a saucepan and simmer over low-medium fire for about 10 minutes.
  5. Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then add green tea.
  6. Steep for 3 minutes.
  7. Strain and add honey.

9. Hot fruit tea

Warming, sweet and irresistible, hot fruit tea is the “real” fruits tea mixed with black tea leaves. Result? Intense, fruity drink that you’ll want to enjoy slowly and often. As every teapot is different, you may need to adjust the amount of fruits in this recipe to fill the whole teapot. If you want to adjust the strength of black tea, use 2 tea bags instead of loose leaf tea, or place the loose leaf tea into cotton tea bags.

Hot fruit tea ingredients:

  • One teapot 250-500 ml
  • 1-2 Apple
  • 5-10 Plums
  • 1-2 Orange
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 50-200 ml of orange juice
  • 1-2 Lemon
  • 5 grams of loose leaf black tea


  1. Wash and cut all fruits into small pieces and place them into a teapot. Use more or less fruit, depending on the desired intensity. You will get the most intense flavor with filling the whole teapot.
  2. Bring water to a boil.
  3. Add cinnamon stick, orange juice and tea leaves.
  4. Steep for 10 minutes and pour into cups.
  5. Add honey and enjoy.

10. Pumpkin pie spice latte

Autumn without pumpkins is like summer without a sun. Thankfully, pumpkins are no longer reserved only for pies—they make great lattes too! Pumpkin pie spice latte is almost a must try if you want to enjoy the season right. This recipe is super simple, and doesn’t use pumpkin pure or complicated steps. The goal is to make a delicious drink in no time. We used the whole cow’s milk, but feel free to replace it with creamy cashew or almond milk.

Pumpkin pie spice latte tea ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon of Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Spice Black tea


  1. Add milk, pumpkin piece spice and tea leaves into a saucepan.
  2. Cook over low-medium fire for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain and add honey or sugar.
For more Pumpkin pie spice latte recipes click here.

Premade Autumn Tea Blends

If you don’t have time to prepare a warming tea from a scratch, try some premade warming blends: What is your favorite autumn tea recipe? Share your ideas with us.

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