Spiced Tea & Autumn. “Mmmm.”

With the windmills of my mind on Autumn this week how cute are these mugs from Crate & Barrel, one of my Happiest Places On Earth?

Paired with Halloween Hot Cocoa

… or make your own spiced tea ~

  • 2 cups orange flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant tea powder
  • 3/4 cup lemon-flavored instant tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar, tea powder, cinnamon and cloves. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
  2. To serve, put 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Adjust to taste.

Presentation idea: Put the tea mix in a small cello bag (lollipop pop size would work well) and place it in the mug. Tie the bag with orange and yellow ribbons or raffia and add a cinnamon stick and colorful fall leaf in the ribbon knot to top it off.

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  1. I need that mug! I love candy corns with a passion! Autumn is seriously the best time of year!

  2. That sounds soooo good! I will have to try that for sure!! thanks = )

  3. Yum! Love your jazz track and hope you have a great wknd!

  4. I love spiced tea, so thanks for the recipe!

  5. Love the mugs and your idea! Too cute!