To elevate the brownies to the tea’s level, I added some homemade ground chai spice to the mix. It adds a layer of warmth to the brownies that goes really well with chai spice in the tea itself, making this a perfect fall treat!
The Simple Loose Leaf Pumpkin Spice Black tea is Fall in a cup for tea lovers. It is the tea lover’s answer to all the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” madness that takes over the United States come September – temperatures in the 90s notwithstanding – and can be a bit much if you are not a fan of adding cinnamon to everything just because its “Fall”. As it usually is with tea, the Pumpkin Spice Black is understated, warm and delicious, and a perfect accompaniment to these easy, one-bowl, gluten-free pumpkin brownies.
To elevate the brownies to the tea’s level, I added some homemade ground Chai Spice to the mix, along with cinnamon (I’m strong but not that strong…it is October after all). It adds a layer of warmth to the brownies that goes really well with chai spice in the tea itself, making this a perfect fall treat!
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When the fruity and floral decaffeinated Blood Orange Rooibos Tea showed up in my Simple Loose Leaf tea box over the summer, this chilled, no-bake Rose Cheesecake seemed like a really great idea. The mild, tangy and creamy cheesecake lets the fruit and floral flavors shine, the buttery crust provides a good contrast for the sharp and bright flavors, and the coolness of the cake makes it perfect for the upcoming warm weather, where the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven!
Check out the recipe for my no-bake Rose Cheesecake squares for a delightful summer pairing!