Some things just go together, like autumn colors and chai flavors and sometimes, like today, they come together in one beautiful expression of bliss.
After visiting Piper and Leaf in Madison, AL with our tea travelers last week, we've been itching to try a selection of their autumnal tea blends. Today was the day. When we noticed one of the blends was names, Pumpkin Moonshine, we just had to include Tasha Tudor's very first book (by the same name) into the tea tasting.
We brewed the teas hot and strong and added steamed milk and honey. Pumpkin Moonshine was a very jolly tea with an aroma reminiscent of Yankee Candles. All the flavors of pumpkin pie were present and noted. Even dried pumpkin pieces were mixed into the blend giving it true visual appeal. We also sampled Trailblazer Blend which Barefoot Girl and Dancing Girl just loved because this blend is full of smokey lapsang souchong and for Butterfly Girl their Chocola-Tea (with real cacao nibs and cocoa chips) stole the show.
"Drink tea and make friends." Chinese Proverb