I’m a huge fan of tea. I probably brew at least 4 cups a day and my kitchen is full of glass jars of all sorts of delicious blends. I love blending tea myself to get the perfect amount of flavors and properties that I want. This Autumn Herbal Tea is one of my absolute favorites.
I first tried this blend at Whole Foods a few months back. They had a huge jar of it in the scoop your own bulk section and I couldn’t resist how pretty it was with the star anise and pink peppercorns. It wasn’t cheap though and came out to around $1.25 a cup so I decided to blend my own!
With a little help from Mountain Rose Herbs I was able to recreate the blend just about perfectly. Mine is a little heavier on the cinnamon because that’s how I like it but since you’re blending your own feel free to play with the ratios! That’s all part of the beauty of blending.
This is one tea that’s perfect for fall and even winter. I could see this being a wonderful blend to package in jars with a pretty tag to give as Christmas presents as well! I’m all for DIY homemade Christmas gifts. Those are the best.
Now for this herbal tea you’ll want to use about 2 teaspoons per cup of water. That will give you a strong but not overwhelming cup of tea.
If you’re brewing it to serve iced, which is fabulous, then you’ll want to brew it a bit stronger to account for the ice melting a bit and watering it down. I use about 3 teaspoons at that point.
Isn’t it gorgeous! I love the pops of color from the pink peppercorns and the fruity spice they lend to the tea. Plus the star anise just can’t be beat.
Feel free to make as much or as little as you want too. When I’m blending I’ll start by measuring by tablespoons to get the perfect blend while brewing and tasting as I go. Once I get it where I want I’ll look at the ratios and go bigger if I’m making a large amount. Just be sure to store it in an airtight glass container.
To brew you can use a mesh tea ball, or filters. This is one blend that will keep you warm and cozy all through fall and winter!
Autumn Herbal Tea
This Autumn Herbal Tea is one of my absolute favorites.
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- 3 parts Cinnamon
- 2 parts Ginger
- 1 part Cardamom
- 1 part Chicory
- 1 part Pink Peppercorns
- 1 part Star Anise
- 1 part Cloves
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Combine all spices in a clean glass container. You can make as much or as little as you want using the ratio above.
- To brew a cup of tea place 2 teaspoons of tea into a filter or mesh ball and steep in 212° water for 5 minutes.
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Do you grind any of this up? Or just whole peppercorns and cardamom?
Oh la la! This looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing.
Made this for my sister who loves licorice tea but has stopped drinking it because it raises blood pressure. To amplify the licorice flavor, I added 1 part anise seed and 1 part fennel seed to this combination.
For iced, why not make a double batch and freeze some in ice cube trays, then the ice doesn’t water it down?
Also, what form of ginger are you using….where do you buy it?
How are you using the cinnamon? I do not see any cinnamon in your photo, Where is it and how is it being used…cinnamon sticks? –> then are you breaking them into small pieces so each cup gets a piece? Cinnamon powder seems like it would sink to the bottom of the storage jar and not work too well.
I’m surprised nobody else has asked this question.
Ana Cristina Ribeiro da Silva Cravo
I what concernes to chicory, can this be substitute for anything else? You use cinnamon in sticks? And ginger, it’s dried, right? I’m starting to do some X-mas presents and never tried teas blends…Thanks!
Your links to purchase the ingredients are not working 🙁
Can you fix them please and thank you!
Hi Lisa, These should be fixed, let me know if you continue to see issues!
What can I use to substitute chicory?
I just made this for Christmas gifts and have made myself a cup. It’s sooo yummy! Thank you for this recipe!
I’m wondering if you measure this by weight or by volume?
Can this be made with anis seeds rather than pods?
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
What a beautiful tea blend, I love the peppercorns in it too! I’ve never made my own tea blend before but I am totally open to trying it.
That star anise though! I can almost taste the tea! What a beautiful and comforting blend. 🙂
Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence
So pretty! Loving all the flavors, colors and textures here. I wish I was drinking a warm mug of this right now 🙂
This post is so beautiful! This tea blend sounds like it’s perfect for fall and I could totally go for a big warm glass right now.
I can just imagine the delicious aroma as this tea brews! I am a huge tea person and would love to try this for fall as I love all the flavors here. Pinned.
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
Wow, I love herbal tea but never think to make my own blends. Must try this!