Just in time for Halloween, Tea Time Thursdays gets an added layer of sweetness in the form of pumpkin chocolatey goodness. Guess where this inspiration came from? Pinterest. I have this love/hate relationship with Pinterest – the photos I pin from my own website barely get any pins, but when more popular pinners pin my photo, well, my site gets a flurry of views, but no new followers. I’m going to break this 1k follower barrier somewhere eventually! I’m looking at you, Instagram.
As I’ve mentioned previously, more pumpkin delights will be shoved in your eyeballs. Forgive my inappropriate coffee mug – I stupidly left my teacups at home, but they’ll be back in Boston with me in January. So, let’s dive right into pumpkin goodness.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tea
I have a new tea shop obsession & luckily for those of you who aren’t near a DavidsTea, you can easily order this Pumpkin Cheesecake tea online. This tea is true to description: a slice of fall. The combination of rooibos, maple sugar, carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg, white chocolate, pumpkin, & other flavors works brilliantly to capture the Autumn season. If you don’t fall in love with fall with this drink, I’m not sure you have properly functioning tastebuds. This tea is perfect to make as a tea latte, but I enjoyed the laid back tea + cream: 2 tablespoons of almond milk & 1 teaspoon of sweetener. The perfect pairing to this tea is a sweet dessert such as my Pumpkin Coffee Truffles.
Pumpkin Coffee Truffles
Trader Joe’s has the best seasonal pumpkin products & I’m taking advantage of it with this recipe. Giving credit where credit’s due, Melissa of My Whole Food Life inspired me to make these pumpkin truffles, but I added a bit of twist on it with pumpkin coffee, dark chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, & agave syrup instead. Find the recipe here.
So, for those of you outside of the states, you can still celebrate Halloween in your own way with these truffles or playing drinking games in costumes with friends. Unfortunately for me, I’ve got two exams to study for so I’m confined to my house. No slutty something costume & free candy for me.
If you’re celebrating Halloween, what are you going to be? Do you have a picture of your costume (link it!)? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? What’s your favorite autumn tea? Yeah, I asked y’all a bunch of questions to see if you’re paying attention. Also, I’ll be hosting a winter holiday giveaway soon to celebrate my 200+ posts, 50+ recipes, & you, my wonderful readers. Keep checkin’ back for more!