evolving spiced ginger pumpkin iced tea.
Something’s different, something’s changed – it feels better. After a slow, gradual, evolution; progress, unexpected, amazing progress. Progress that took every little bit of energy and purpose to achieve. The benefits were many...
Now, it’s time to take it in and pause on the perfecting. Stop constantly searching for a measure of growth, a shift in the air, or a hint of success. When you’re ready – come back to growing, developing, and evolving. Until then, consider the progress. Unwind, check-in, re-evaluate (and bake)!
Actually, not bake. Make. Make tea. Iced tea. Iced tea with ginger, pumpkin, and spices.
that’s spiced, flavourful and sweet,
with an aromatic scent and a seasonal vibe,
that’s as evolved as the mood,
that’s a different take on an old favourite,
that’s an interesting, exciting, and festive way to enjoy progress...
- Spiced Ginger Pumpkin Iced Tea
- Spiced, flavourful, sweet
This iced tea has evolved from a cold, sweet, refreshing Gingery Iced Tea (think: bright, happy, lovely) to this spiced, flavourful, sweet Ginger Pumpkin Iced Tea (think: different, interesting, exciting). It’s a fitting sidekick for the adventurous path ahead.
spiced ginger pumpkin iced tea.
Prep time: 10 minutes, Rest time: 1 hour
Makes 8 servings
- 3 inch (46 g) fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 6 cups water
- 6 tea bags
- 4 tbsp (50 g) brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
- 12 cloves
- 9 cardamom pods
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
Let’s enjoy this pause...
In a medium pot, heat the ginger and water on the stove over medium heat. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiled, turn off the stove.
Add the tea bags to the hot water and let it steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, leaving the ginger in the hot water. Stir in the brown sugar.
So far, so good.
Cover the pot with the lid and let the ginger continue steeping for 30 minutes. Add in the whole spices and pumpkin puree to the ginger and steep for another 30 minutes.
The scent of the spices and ginger in the air is unbelievable!
Strain the tea and put in the fridge to cool for 1 hour.
...continue to enjoy the enticing scents...
Pour the tea in glasses filled with ice.
It’s beyond delicious!
The tea can be kept to chill in the fridge.
This tea is as enchanting as the cool, fresh air. It’s a way to change things up as you change things up (and evolve). Enjoy the adventure!
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
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