All throughout human history, different cultures have had their own unique celebrations around Autumn and come together in an expression of gratitude for the year’s bountiful harvests. These gatherings were typically done following the last harvest of the year as one last hurrah before the onset of a cold, dark, and harsh Winter that would render most cropland unusable. The last few harvests of the year would have to sustain a community for the entirety of Winter, and while most of us are lucky enough to live in a world where we have access to a bounty of food all throughout the year there’s still plenty of reasons to come together with friends and family in Autumn.
At Revolution Tea, we think inviting close family and friends over and hosting an Autumn tea party with tea, seasonal treats, and good company on a crisp Fall afternoon is a great way to keep this tradition alive. It’ll be something you and your guests look forward to every year when the weather gets a little colder, it gets darker earlier, and the leaves start changing colors into gorgeous reds, yellows, and oranges. Before you start sending out invitations for your Autumn tea party, here’s some inspiration for menu options and décor ideas:
Your Autumn Tea Party Menu
Rather than just one tea, you’ll likely want to have a variety of different flavors and blends at your Autumn tea party. Not only will your guests have different tastes but having a menu with all the traditional Autumn flavors will best honor the celebrations of old that your gathering is paying tribute to. A good Autumn tea party should have an assortment of teas with warm, fragrant spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves that will also perfectly accompany the treats you’re serving.
So, what kind of tea should make it on your menu? Thankfully, you’ll be able to find the perfect teas with Revolution Tea’s wide selection.
For an Autumn tea party, we’d first recommend our Bombay Chai Black Tea. With ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon it’s basically Autumn in a cup! The spices in the tea will also perfectly compliment the treats you serve, making it a can’t-miss inclusion to any Autumn tea party menu.
With an aroma similar to a pile of Autumn leaves that you have an urge to jump right in to, our Organic Mint Pu-erh Tea is another perfect inclusion. It tastes earthy, yet smooth and clean with roasted and sweet undertones that make it uniquely delicious.
With a blend of cinnamon, cloves, citrus, and other natural spices, our Citrus Spice Herbal Tea puts a unique twist on traditional Autumn flavors that should make it a hit at your Autumn tea party. It’s also caffeine free for those who are allergic or looking to kick a caffeine addiction.
Those are just a few ideas, and with our wide selection of Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Herbal Tea, and more you’ll be sure to find several teas fit for you’re the taste of all those who you’re inviting to your Autumn Tea Party.
Autumn Tea Party Snacks
Obviously, the tea should be the highlight of your Autumn Tea Party but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on the snacks! It should be fairly easy to find all the Autumn staples like pumpkin pie, spice cake, cinnamon rolls, and apple slices with caramel at your local supermarket. However, if you really want to take your party to the next level you should bake some of the harder to find Fall treats. Goodies like apple cider donuts, pumpkin cupcakes with chai tea frosting, maple walnut scones, and mini pumpkin pies are all sure to be a hit and they’re fairly easy to make.
Autumn Tea Party Décor
It’s Autumn after all, so comfy and cozy should be the theme! In addition to pillows and warm blankets you should turn to nature and the colors of the leaves for inspiration. Go with warm, almost burnt oranges, amber and burgundy, and golden yellows for napkins, table runners, plates, and cups. A floral centerpiece, either in a vase, or a hollowed out pumpkin if you really want to get creative, will tie it all together.