16 Herbal Teas You Need to Get Cozy This Season
With the colder months fast approaching, there’s nothing as warm and soothing as a nice cup of herbal tea. Of course, the blend that you’ll be enjoying matters a lot. From the earthy notes of pumpkin spice to the sweetness of a cranberry compote, herbal teas can range from sweet to spicy and everything in between. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite blends that capture the best of fall flavor. Take your pick, sit back and sip up. Happy drinking!
1. Peace ($19): Mmmhmm. There’s nothing as calming as a warm cup of Peace tea. Take some time to really relax with this ultimately soothing herbal infusion. Unwind and clear the mind with lavender, chamomile, spearmint and passionflower. Your mind, spirit and body will thank you.
2. Oprah Chai Tea Herbal Blend ($15): This herbal infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves is just the kick of sweet and spicy you’ve been looking for. (We promise, it’ll make you feel all warm and happy inside.) Better yet, for every two ounces of the tea purchased, $1 is donated to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.
3. Caramel Almond Amaretti Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea ($8): For all our sweet-toothed friends out there, here’s something to sip on. This delicious blend combines roasted candied almonds and rich caramel with notes of coconut and cinnamon.
4. Cranberry Orange Muffin ($9): Freshly baked muffins in tea form. Yes, please! This delightful and comforting combination of cranberries, orange slices and cinnamon is the perfect pick-me-up for that morning commute.
5. Cold & Flu Brew ($14): Whether you’re fighting a cold or trying to prevent it, this tea has everything you need. Vitamin C-packed rose hips and elderberries promise to strengthen your immune system, while lemon balm, ginger and chamomile work to calm the mind and body.
6. Spirit ($19): Unlike her calmer sister, Spirit tea seeks to revitalize and energize. If you’re always running out of steam before the day is done, this herbal energy drink is just what the doctor ordered. Beat the afternoon slump with this invigorating blend of licorice root, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.
7. Spiced Pumpkin ($8): It’s not fall without pumpkins, and this spiced tea is no exception. Pumpkin, honeybush, cinnamon, cocoa and real maple crystals come together to flavor this comforting autumnal favorite. But you’d better hurry, ’cause this tea is available for a limited time only!
8. Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Full-Leaf ($12): According to The Good Life magazine, this cardamon cinnamon tea is one of Dr. Oz’s favorite items for travel. Well, if a cardiothoracic surgeon swears by this stuff, we won’t say no to cardamom’s detoxifying and digestive benefits. Plus, it’s great over ice!
9. Sonoma Mulled Zin Hot Tea ($8): Here’s a treat you’ll want to pull out every time you have guests. This holiday hot tea stars zinfandel mixed with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and orange zest. Sign us up for soothing and sophisticated. We hear it also pairs amazingly with salmon gravlax on brown bread.
10. Bergamot Sage Blend ($14): Sage, lemon thyme and bergamot blend harmoniously with fresh pine, wintergreen and peppermint. Not only will the citrus notes instantly stimulate and invigorate the senses, but sage’s antioxidant properties will work to clean up the free radicals of metabolism.
11. Sakara Detox Tea ($20): If you’re suffering from the discomforts of bloating, stress or congestion, enjoy a cup of this natural detox. Made from anti-flammatory red rooibos, respiratory-clearing linden flower and intestine-detoxifying rose petals, this tea is the perfect cure for digestive issues or a weekend hangover.
12. Moringa SuperHerb ($13): Leaves from the Moringa, also known as the “miracle tree,” have long been favored by indigenous cultures for their healing properties. Sourced from sustainable farms native to the tree’s tropical climate, the leaves are combined with fruity notes of mango and green rooibos for a healthy and flavorful treat.
13. Mystic Mint Blend ($14): This refreshing and soothing infusion of peppermint, green cardamom and basil makes for the perfect palate cleanse after meals. Peppermint can soothe upset stomachs, relieve heartburn and even aid in weight loss.
14. Cinnamon Chalet Full Leaf Tea ($7): If there was ever a tea to curl up in front of a fire with, this is it. The fruity flavors of apple, cranberry and rooibos combine with warm spices to create this seasonal delight.
15. Apple Nut Crumble ($14): Even the name sounds delicious! Treat sugar cravings with this delightful dessert in a teacup. Apple, cinnamon and almond pieces come together for this delicious brew.
16. Sleep Tea ($25): Containing malt, lily, ju jubel, lotus and licorice root, Sleep Tea can reduce bedtime jitters, quell anxiety and act as a natural sedative. Say goodnight to sleepless nights with a calming brew of this tasty tea.
Do you love herbal tea? What are some of your favorite flavors for fall?
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)