Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spicy Market Tea

Since the mid-seventies, I have enjoyed an unusual and delicious tea that originated at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Market Spice Tea is unique, containing a fragrant blend of tea, spices, and essential oils. It's naturally sweet, but contains no carbs. And it's best stored in glass, as the essential oils create a moist texture and appearance. Market Spice describes their signature flavor as 'cinnamon-orange tea'. It's really quite tasty, especially during autumn and winter months. As you can see, their Pike Place Market store is very popular --- and many come in for a free sample of their tasty tea.

Although delicious alone --- even without sugar or milk --- it is a great tea blend to incorporate into other beverage recipes. In keeping with the "Apple Day Celebration" that Clarice is promoting, I thought it only fitting that I share an autumnal recipe that uses this tea as it's base.

Market Spice Tea Party Punch

3 cups strong Market Spice Tea (brewed)
2 liter 7-Up (or sparkling water)
1 can frozen APPLE juice concentrate
1 can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

Mix and serve over ice.

My adaptation: Substitute regular water for the 7-Up and serve hot with cinnamon sticks to stir the cup.

I'm off to make a cuppa tea. Have a wonderful day!


  1. I might have to settle for my Celestial Seasonings orange spice just for having read this post. Reading about tea makes me want a cup...a nice hot cup on this chilly morning.

  2. You have so many fun places to go in your area.

  3. I love Market spice tea too...great pictures..

  4. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Mmm...I love teas with cinnamom and spices, especially in the cooler months. I can't wait till we order that Rosemary and lavendar tea together. That's gonna be tasty.:) Have a great day!

  5. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe....printing it out now!

  6. This tea sounds wonderful, I just love a blend like this at this time of year, or any time for that matter!

    Your punch sounds delicious too, I'll have to try it.

    Many sweet blessings!

  7. Sounds like wonderful tea Wish I was there to enjoy a cup with you right now

  8. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Yummy what an awesome place to go.I would love this store.Anything fresh is better.

  9. That sounds so yummy! Perfect for a cool fall day of raking leaves, don't you think? Rather thirsty after all the work and something spicy sounds good. It's always so pleasant to stop in though I don't always say, "Hello".
    I trust you have a blessed week!

  10. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Sounds so yummy. I bought a Caramel Apple Tea last week that is really good.

  11. I used to always love that tea, and then I think I couldn't find it as much or something and quit drinking it. I love the recipe. I may have to mix some up when the family comes Thanksgiving.


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