50 Tea Flavors, Ideas & Combinations To Try This Fall

Tea is a beverage that gives comfort and warmth – and that’s what makes it the perfect drink for autumn days. Ah, can you already feel the flavors of apple and cinnamon? Or perhaps that always popular pumpkin spice? We surely can!

Tea, as a delicious aromatic drink, can be made with various dried plant leaves but when we’re talking about fall, there are certainly some specific flavors and nuances which will bring comfort and warmth into your home (and to your palate).

Fall Tea
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Listen up now – we have 50 tea flavors, nuances, spices, ideas, shops,  and combinations that are perfect for these autumn days!

Fall Tea Flavors

Let’s talk about classic autumn teas and their flavors. Now, these 10 ingredients present the best fall flavors, they will bring you warmth and satisfaction while you’re watching leaves turning into an amazing palette of colors.


Apples are classic fruits of fall. They bring sweet nuances to your palate and even though they are prepared in numerous ways throughout the entire year, the coolness of the fall brings out the best magical and warm flavors of this fruit.

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Oranges are sweet with a touch of sour nuances. They are great prepared as tea and if you take their skin and place it near the heater, they will fill your home with autumn fragrance. So – tea and fall nuances in your home? That’s a win-win!


Cranberry is surely one of the most important fall flavors. It has delicious aromas which are great on its own or in the combination with some other fall fruit.

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Unlike other ingredients, ginger is not sweet but spicy. Thanks to that, it can be used in both sweet and savory tea combinations. However, sometimes, ginger is all you need to boost your energy in the fall.


You probably knew that this one is coming! Can you imagine autumn without pumpkin spice? Of course not! Pumpkin is quite a trademark of this season so pumpkin tea is a most. Simple as that.

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Caramel is a classic when it comes to coffees, but did you know there are various caramel teas too? This ingredient can be used as food topping, coffee additive, and – tea flavor!


You can’t go through autumn without the strong smell of cinnamon. These days, cinnamon is used in many tea variations and somehow, we can’t imagine cold days without the comforting tea with, of course – cinnamon.


Hibiscus is known for its aromatic sour flavors with pleasant and refreshing effects. Now, that sure sounds like a good warm (or cold!) beverage, doesn’t it? Perfect for autumn!


With cool weather comes – pomegranates! And we love it! This tart fruit gives excellent flavors and aromas which will certainly warm you up.

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Yes, this is a thing! If you’re a lover of hot chocolate, this tea will be a great (and more healthy) alternative. Let’s not kid ourselves – if there is one trademark of the cold days, it is definitely chocolate!

Fall Seasonings & Spices

Besides the classic flavors we’ve already mentioned, there are some specific spices, seasonings, and additives that add a special fall touch to any tea! Here is a short list of ideas on what you can do and mix!


Adding honey to your tea adds a touch of sweetness. And it perfectly combines with any type of tea! Besides, it presents a healthy ingredient that will boost your immune system – perfect protection for autumn days!

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Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a classic ingredient for this season and it is a great substitute for honey. It has earthy nuances and strong flavors, as well as a lot of minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants.


Even though there is pomegranate tea, what makes this fruit unique is the fact that it can be added and mixed with any type of tea. You can use their crushed seeds, dried flowers, or concentrated pomegranate juice.


Lemon adds that sour touch to a wide range of tea – from fruity teas to green, blacks, and chai ones. Besides, this ingredient adds an authentic and luxurious palette of fall flavors.

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Cinnamon Sticks

Some of the best fall teas feature cinnamon sticks. This ingredient has strong fragrance and flavors, and it brings unique aromas to every tea. This is surely one of the most popular autumn spices!

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Cloves bring warm and distinctive flavors to every tea. They are often used in the combination with cinnamon sticks. Besides the tea, they are great for preparing cooked wine too!


Turmeric is a classic ingredient used in many fall tea variations. It has earthy and bitter flavors with a touch of peppery spice. Usually, it is combined with ginger and lemon.

Coriander Leaves

If you want to add a bit of freshness to your fall tea, you can use coriander. This ingredient gives your tea tart and citrusy flavors with earthy, sweet, and floral aromas.


Fall teas are great with peppercorns! This ingredient is used with any type of herbal tea and it brings tasty spicy nuances which will surely warm you this fall!

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Nutmeg isn’t an essential ingredient for preparing a tea, but it can give that special touch to black teas. It is great in the combination with ginger tea too.

Palette Of Teas

Okay, so we have classic fall tea flavors, ingredients, and spices, but what about their combinations and infusions? No worries, here comes specific teas so you know exactly what to look for to get in that autumn mood!

Apple Tea With Cinnamon

Celestial seasonings herbal tea, or to be more specific, cinnamon apple spice, offers you a beautiful blend of juicy apple flavors and freshly ground cinnamon.

Cinnamon Apple Spice, Celestial Seasonings
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Apple And Cranberry Tea

With a delicious combination of sweet apples and cranberry, this Bigelow tea gives you authentic flavors of autumn. The tea brings freshness and full taste – you’ll love it!

Organic Earl Grey Tea

This Trader Joe’s autumn tea will certainly seduce your palate and taste buds. The tea presents a blend of bold black tea from South India and floral black tea from Africa with a touch of oranges. Such a citrusy combination will surely brighten up your foggy fall days!

Pumpkin Chai

You love pumpkin pie? Then you’ll love this tea! DAVIDsTEA brings you this amazing blend of rich flavors of spiced black tea with pumpkin, cinnamon, and caramel. Autumn chills of amazing aromas, right?

Pumpkin Chai, DAVIDsTEA

Ginger Orange Tea

Imagine this combination – bright orange peel and oil with peppery ginger root. If this amazing Stash Tea’s blend won’t warm you up, nothing will! This tea was made to brighten up your autumn days!

Maple Apple Cider Tea

You want some true and authentic flavors right in your mug? Then the Stash Tea maple apple cider tea is your match! This herbal tea beautifully combines crispy autumn flavors, while the freshness of the apples is sweetened with maple syrup flavor and a touch of cinnamon.

Harvest Blend Herbal Tea

If you combine ginger, cinnamon, chamomile, hibiscus, and orange, you get amazing Trader Joe’s harvest blend tea that you’ll simply love. Not only the taste but the fall packaging too!

Chocolate Chili Chai

Remember that chocolate we’ve mentioned earlier? Well, here comes the tea! DAVIDsTEA chocolate chili chai is rich and sweet tea with fudgy flavors. Chocolate will give you sweet nuances, while chili peppers and peppercorns some spice!

Chocolate Chili Chai, DAVIDsTEA

Blood Orange Tea

This is one of the most favorite teas around! Adagio’s blood orange tea comes with deep vibrant color, while its flavors are sweet and tangy. The orange peel is combined with hibiscus flowers and rose hips – rich and tasty!

Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea

With its smooth taste and fresh aroma, Lipton cranberry pomegranate tea brings tart-sweet flavors. The combination of the fruits is refreshing and tasty, and it will surely provide comfort and warmth this fall!

Homemade Tea Recipes

You’re wondering if you can make rich-in-flavors tea at home? Well, let me save you the troubles – yes, you can! Homemade teas are great because you can combine your favorite ingredients and flavors and create outstanding warm beverages! Let’s see some ideas!

Ginger Tea

  • fresh ginger root
  • lemon
  • water
  • honey (optional)

01 Peel, clean, and chop ginger into small squares. Peel lemon too.

02 Cook ginger and lemon in water. Let the water boil on medium-high heat.

03 Once the water boils, let everything cook for a few more minutes.

04 Pour the tea into mugs and add a slice or two of fresh lemon. You can add a bit of honey too.

Ginger Tea
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Apple Tea

  • 8 ounces of sliced apples
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups of water

01 Mix water, apples, cloves, and cinnamon. Cook everything at a high temperature.

02 Once the water boils, lower the fire, and let everything cook for another 15 minutes.

03 Squeeze the juice out of cooked apples into the water.

04 Strain the tea and pour it into cups. You can add honey to sweeten up the drink.

Apple Tea
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Turmeric Latte Tea

  • 2 teaspoons of coconut spice tea
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 50 ml of hot water
  • cinnamon powder
  • honey

01 Warm the milk.

02 Boil the water and add the coconut tea. Cook everything for 10 minutes.

03 Strain the mixture made of tea and water and pour it into a cup. Add honey and milk.

04 Add cinnamon powder.

05 Mix everything and pour the tea into mugs.

Fruit Tea

  • 10 plums
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 200 ml of orange juice
  • 2 lemons
  • 5 grams of loose leaf black tea

01 Wash and cut all fruits into small pieces. Put them into a teapot, add water, and boil everything.

02 Add orange juice, tea leaves, and cinnamon stick.

03 Let everything rest for 10 minutes and then pour the fruit tea into cups.

Apple Cider Black Tea

  • a bottle of apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 slices of fresh apple
  • 5 grams of loose leaf black tea

01 Mix all the ingredients except the black tea and cook them on low fire for 10 minutes.

02 Remove from the fire, strain, and then add black tea. Let everything rest for 5 minutes.

03 Strain the tea and pour it into the cups.

Apple Tea
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Spiced Cranberry Apple Tea

  • 4 cups of unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 cups of cranberry juice
  • 2 cups of cranberry herbal tea
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

01 Mix and cook all the juices, tea, and sugar.

02 Add cinnamon sticks and cloves.

03 Let everything cook for 3 hours.

04 Strain the tea and serve.

Cranberry Tea
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Pomegranate Tea

  • 1 pomegranate (large)
  • 4 cups of water
  • honey and springs mint (optional)

01 Clean pomegranate and cook it in the water. Reduce the heat once the water boils.

02 Add mint and cook everything for about 15 minutes.

03 Add honey.

04 Strain the tea and serve it.

Vanilla Rooibos Tea

  • 1 teaspoon red rooibos leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried elderflower
  • 1 teaspoon toasted shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  • 1 cup of water

01 Mix together rooibos, coconut, and elderflower and pour boiled water over them. Let everything rest for 10 minutes.

02 Strain all the ingredients and then add vanilla extract.

03 You can sweeten the tea according to your preferences.

Orange Tea

  • 1 teaspoon of black tea leaves
  • 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 150 ml of water

01 Squeeze the orange and strain the juice.

02 Boil the water, orange juice, and black tea leaves. Once it boils, reduce the heat and cook everything for another 5 minutes.

03 Strain the tea, add honey and serve the drink.

Orange Tea

Cinnamon Tea

  • 5 cups of water
  • 5 cinnamon sticks

01 Boil the water with cinnamon sticks. Once the water boils, reduce the heat and cook everything for 25 minutes.

02 Strain the tea and pour it into the cups.

10 Best Tea Shops

In case you’re not sure where to find some of the best fall tea blends and combos, we have the 10 best tea shops that will ease up your search for delicious warm tea beverages. Some of them we’ve already mentioned in paragraphs before.

  • Celestial Seasonings – shop specialized in herbal teas, but have excellent green, white, black, and chai teas too.
  • DAVIDsTEA – known for well-crafted, single-origin loose leaf teas.
  • Stash Tea – shop with over 250 tea blends.
  • Trader Joe’s – this shop has a wide palette of delicious tea, so we’re sure you’ll find something delicious for your taste buds.
  • Lipton – the company has a variety of teas with emphasis on their health benefits.
  • Adagio Teas – this shop offers tasty gourmet loose teas which are based on the fact that good tea is an integral part of a good life.
  • Bigelow Tea Company – a family-owned business dedicated to producing and offering a classic palette of fine quality teas.
  • Red Diamond – the shop’s basis is the perfection of craft real coffee and tea.
  • Mighty Leaf Tea – shop with the highest quality whole leaf teas and blends.
  • The Republic of Tea – a company known for premium teas, herbs, iced teas, and tea gift sets.

To Wrap It Up

In this article, we talked all about fall teas – from classic flavors, ingredients, and spices to specific teas, home recipes, and tea shops. We’ve covered everything there is about fall and the favorite hot beverages for this season in order to ease up your search and interest, as well as to provide you with tea inspiration.

Tea is an excellent drink with many health benefits. It can be combined in numerous ways with numerous ingredients so you can always make it according to your preferences and wishes.

If you’re interested in more of the healthy content, check out this article about healthy and nutritious snacks or the one about vegetables perfect for juicing.

Enjoy this season with the best fall teas!

Ana loves sharing unusual recipes, combining herbs and spices, writing about current news, and studies about food trends and restaurants. She lives in Croatia and in her free time, she loves cooking and tasting different wine nuances, as well as traveling and enjoying the local cuisine. Ana’s favorite combination is based on seafood and red wines from the south.