The cold evenings are here and wouldn't you like to add a little more spice to your food and drink? Spices have a warming effect on the body, awaken the senses, and add a complex bouquet and character to food and drink. Spices infuse just about anything with their enchanting flavors.
The traditional Fall spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, anise stars, vanilla, orange peels, and cloves. Do you know that nutmeg was once worth more than gold? In the 16th Century, London dockers were paid their bonuses in cloves. The search for spices compelled traders and explorers to conquer new territories and discover new continents.
Pumpkin is believed to have originated in the Americas. In 1584 French explorer Jacques Cartier reported finding gros melon—literally "fat melon"—in The New World. This name was translated into English as "pompions" and evolved into the modern name "pumpkin." Native Americans introduced pumpkins to the Pilgrims. It was an essential food that helped them survive the cold New England winters.
Our favorite Fall season spicy tea offering is Pumpkin Spice
. The combination of aromatic black tea, herbal Rooibos, orange peels, and apple pieces helps open up the mild flavor of pumpkin.