With all the holiday festivities going on this week, I’m definitely starting to feel a bit over-indulged. This time of year, a calorie-free treat is especially welcome–one with all those cheery seasonal flavors minus the guilt. Based out of LA, Art of Tea offers 3 steeps based on everyone’s favorite holiday dessert–pie! What’s even more fabulous is that each flavor is caffeine-free, making it nice as a dessert swap-out and great for kids and adults alike.I love how indulgent this Pecan Pie Tea is. The color and flavor are dark and nutty. The blend is a mix of Rooibos, Honeybush, cinnamon, apple, coconut, stevia leaf, and natural and artificial flavors. The tea has a smooth richness to it, with hints brown sugar and caramel. I enjoy this plain, but I think it would also be awesome with milk and sweetener.
Art of Tea’s Apple Pie Tea is the lightest and brightest of these 3 pie teas. The blend is made from Rooibos, Honeybush, cinnamon, apple bits, coconut, ginger, pink and black peppercorns, nutmeg and natural flavors. This tea is heavier on apple notes than pie notes, and has a rustic, homey taste.
I’ve been a huge fan of this Pumpkin Pie Tea for years. It’s one of the first teas I ever purchased from Art of Tea, and the blend continues to be a favorite. As with all these pie teas, the base is made from Rooibos and Honeybush. Here, they’ve also added cloves, cinnamon, ginger, marigold petals, and natural & artificial flavors. I especially love the sweet, buttery notes that remind me of pie crust.
A big thanks to Art of Tea for providing these Holiday Pie Teas for review. As a Los Angeleno, I’m so thrilled that these artisan tea blenders call LA their home. Their Pecan Pie, Apple Pie and Pumpkin Teas are all seasonal, so get them while they last! If you’re visiting or live in the area, you can also find their tea blends served at The Huntington Library in Pasadena.