Long evenings and chilly nights call for warm, grounding, nurturing drinks. I created this recipe a few years ago after a friend served me her delicious intuitive pumpkin chai concoction. I was immediately nourished, warmed and satisfied. Self care is of the ultimate as we heal and reflect this season. Bring this cup of warm goodness to my upcoming Poetry and Tea online gathering!


  • 4 Yogi Tea India Spice tea bags (or similar chai tea)
  • 2 c. pureed cooked pumpkin
  • 1 can organic coconut milk (full-fat or light)
  • 2 T. raw, organic honey
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Brew the tea in almost boiling water; steep well.  On stovetop combine pumpkin, coconut milk and spices in medium saucepan; heat through.  Pour into blender with cooled tea and honey; blend.  Return to saucepan and heat through again before serving.

Wrap your hands around the warm mug, snuggle in beneath a cozy blanket, and gaze into a fire or the eyes of a friend or the colorful scene of your home.

Love, Rachelle