Pumpkin Tea Latte Recipe (with real pumpkin!)

October 7, 2015 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything! While I do love pumpkin flavoured tea most of the time, it’s just that – an artificial or natural pumpkin flavour.  Nothing can compare to the real deal, in my opinion. As someone who also isn’t a huge fan of the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, it was important that I recreate a drink that I could still love to treat myself to this season and, of course, incorporate tea instead of the usual, coffee. This is the perfect drink to curl up with a cozy blanket and a good book on a typical Autumn day.

Infusing a loose leaf black tea into some milk is just one of the simple steps to complete this delicious recipe. I used an organic black tea from Teatulia, but if you don’t have loose leaf on hand feel free to use two black tea bags instead. To accompany the star of the drink, real pumpkin puree, I made sure to add all those spices you would normally find in a pumpkin spice mix: cinnamon, ginger and cloves. If you’re a huge pumpkin lover play around with the recipe below by adding more pumpkin for a thicker, and definitely creamier pumpkin taste. If you ever need to thin it out, simply add more tea infused milk.

*A treat within a treat: I’ve included a how-to recipe video from my YouTube channel towards the end so you can get a better look at how this drink was made.
Pumpkin Tea Latte

Pumpkin Tea Latte (with real pumpkin)
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  2. 2 tablespoons black tea
  3. 1 tablespoon real pumpkin puree
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. whipped cream (optional)
  9. chocolate shavings (optional)
  1. Heat the milk of your choice in a pot over medium heat. Once it is about to boil, remove from heat and add the black tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea leaves and and bring the now tea infused milk back on medium heat.
  3. Mix in the real pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves one by one making sure all ingredients are blended well together.
  4. Pour the pumpkin tea latte into a mug and serve with toppings of your choice. I recommend whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  5. Sip, savour & enjoy!
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Here’s the simple how-to recipe video for the Pumpkin Tea Latte: 

*If you give this recipe a try, send me a photo of your creation on my
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  • Reply Amanda Wilson October 8, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I really need to make this!!

  • Reply katherine bellman October 8, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Great video Lu Ann! Totally adding this recipe to my list of must dos for fall! Which black tea did you use?

  • Reply Lu Ann October 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    @Amanda Wilson You do! You do!! Let me know your thoughts πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lu Ann October 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    @katherine bellman Thanks so much Katherine! Videos are fun to put together πŸ™‚ I used this tea: http://www.teatulia.com/products/black-tea-loose.htm

  • Reply Rammy Jones October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Last month I went to my local Organic Market and they told me that this green juice was probably the best, so I bought Green drink. I really had no idea which one to go for.

  • Reply Mandi October 10, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Yum! I'm trying to tomorrow!

  • Reply ReinventingRaeNYC October 10, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Love the idea of using tea for a pumpkin flavored drink! Can't wait to try this!

  • Reply footnotes and finds October 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

    great video! gotta try one of these one of these days!


  • Reply Rachel October 10, 2015 at 5:55 am

    This looks so good! I am not a big pumpkin fan but I might be persuaded!

  • Reply Katrina Sumilang October 19, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Love this recipe! Specially that it's veganized!

  • Reply Marie November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    This looks amazing! Using pumpkin puree is brilliant! Can’t wait to try this.

    • Reply Lu Ann Pannunzio November 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Using real pumpkin makes a huge difference, too! Let me know what you think when you try it out.

  • Reply Alli @ Tornadough Alli November 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Yum, this looks soooo great. I’m a big tea person as well as pumpkin. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Reply Lu Ann Pannunzio November 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Yay, tea drinkers unite! Thanks for visiting, Alli πŸ™‚

  • Reply leilani December 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Such a beautiful blog and a fabulous recipe for the times I need a break from coffee. πŸ™‚ #bloggingengagement

  • Reply Hannah February 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I’ve never tried a pumpkin tea latte before, but I love the idea of this. Must try. πŸ™‚


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