Monday, November 26, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Chai

Back in the stone age, you could get coffee with these interesting flavored syrups, but the only way you could buy the syrups for use at home was to talk someone at the coffee shop into selling you a bottle. It was it and miss whether there would be an unopened bottle in the flavor you wanted.

Fast forward to now, and you can buy the flavors online and in stores.

And thanks to Torani and SheSpeaks, I was able to sample a few flavors without doing any shopping. That's always a plus.

One of the flavors I received was Pumpkin Pie Spice. I've run across that flavor profile a few times this season, but it's different every time. This time, it seemed just right to flavor some tea. The spices used in pumpkin pie are similar to the flavors in chai tea. A little less assertive, though.

So I decided to brew some tea, add some flavor, and give it a try. The flavor was what I expected - chai-like, with a hint of fruitiness from the pumpkin. I don't usually add milk to tea, but it seemed just right in this one.

You can use any tea you like, but I'd suggest an un-flavored black tea. If you must use a flavored tea, go with something simple, like a vanilla flavor that wouldn't clash with the pumpkin pie flavors.

Pumpkin Pie Chai

8 ounces hot brewed black tea
1 ounce (or to taste) Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
1 ounce (or to taste) milk, half-and-half, or cream

Put the brewed tea in your favorite cup. Add the syrup and milk Stir, taste, and adjust the flavors the way you like them.

And that's it.

But ... if you're old enough, and you're inclined to do so, a little bit of brandy wouldn't hurt.

Torani's got a few things going that you might be interested in. First, you can get 10% off your order at through November 30 with the coupon code SHESPEAKS.

Second, Torani, you can enter the Torani Holiday Cheers Contest

This post was sponsored by Torani and SheSpeaks.