Fall announces the end of many things: warm weather, longer days, abundant color in the garden, and fresh fruit. But fall also welcomes the promise of cozy days and comfort food as cooler air permeates our world…at least here in northeast.
Welcome back gold and crimson leaves, bulky sweaters, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and of course chai. After baking some cranberry and orange scones, a toasty Winter Chai herbal tea from Tea Forté seemed appropriate for a cool, rainy Sunday. The tasting notes on their website for this tisane is dead on:
Flavor: Cinnamon, ginger, vanilla
Aroma: Cinnamon, spices, vanilla
A wee pumpkin, a colorful red pear, some perfectly, perfect acorns gathered right outside my door, and a lovely bouquet of mums completed the vignette.
Although I will miss the warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours of summer, the comforting introspective nature of this season calls one to seek that which is safe, warm, and familiar.