It’s been a long year already. Now, though, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are cooling. The trees are changing colour, their leaves falling to the ground; and very soon, we will have the first frosts.

Many will be excited for the season ahead, while others will need a pick-me-up along the way. We cater to both camps with our 5 must-have Teas for autumn.

The following article will explore the finer aspects of these beverages. It will showcase their extraordinary taste, character, profile and health benefits. And once you know the facts, you can buy them from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

We take pride in packing each and every last Loose Tea fresh to order, thus ensuring quality and consistency.

Cochin Masala Chai

Choose Cochin Masala Chai This Autumn

Cochin Masala Chai is a bold, flavoursome infusion made with a blend of South Indian masala spices. It includes Black Tea leaves of the Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) grade and originating from the states of Assam and Kerala.

We then combine them with Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves and Nutmeg to make a heavenly brew from start to finish - a true delight to the senses.

The reason we’ve listed it as one of the 5 must have Teas for autumn is because of its unmistakable kick. Indeed, what could be better than indulging in spicy overtones and malty undertones while there’s a chill in the breeze?

Cochin Masala Chai is an excellent afternoon brew when you’re starting to feel a little sluggish. It will undoubtedly perk you up and keep you going until the day’s end.

It’s worth noting, too, that Cochin Masala Chai Tea comes with Chai Tea Benefits. The ginger in it, for example, can boost immunity, aid digestion and support those with mild arthritis.

Cloves, meanwhile, contain a high amount of eugenol, which improves several marks of osteoporosis while increasing bone density and strength. Then there are its Black Tea leaves, which enhance brain function.

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Rooibos is a Herbal Tea Alternative for Colder Weather

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a herb that grows exclusively in the Cederberg region of South Africa. It is a member of the Fabaceae (Legume) family, the plant reaching heights of up to 3 feet (0.9 metres) and boasting thin, needle-like leaves.

These leaves are the component used in the making of Rooibos Tea, which, when brewed, offers a gentle sweetness with notes of nuts, honey and caramel.

This is also a remarkably versatile herb. There are many varieties of Rooibos Tea stocked here, some of which boast additional flavours such as Vanilla Rooibos Tea and Rooibos Ginger and Orange Biscuit.

Each one, flavoured or unflavoured, also Rooibos Tea Benefits. Studies indeed suggest that it promotes weight loss, lowers blood pressure and prevents acne.

When the colder weather arrives, we’re often tempted to eat or drink too much as a sort of comfort. This may affect us little in moderation, but overconsumption increases numerous health risks - including those mentioned above.

Part of the answer, then, is to brew up a cup of Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea. What more could you want when it comes to the 5 best teas for autumn?

Lapsang Tea Bags

Enjoy Bonfire Night with Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags

Bonfire night could be a little different this year, but its spirit will prevail. We will all be holding onto fond memories of fireworks and sparklers, of mulled wine and blankets - not to mention watching flames touching the sky.

If you’re hoping to evoke these images this autumn, we recommend trying our Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags. Each pocket of goodness is, in many respects, bonfire night in a cup.

Lapsang Souchong is a smoked Black Tea traditionally from Fujian Province, China. It is an undeniably full-bodied cuppa from first to last sip, one that, as its name suggests, provides a distinct smokiness.

Legend has it that it was the first Black Tea made, which took place during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). All we know is that it is one of our five must-have Teas for Autumn.

Then there are its Black Tea Benefits. Researchers have discovered that Lapsang Souchong, like all such Black Tea varieties, contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.

These chemical compounds combined can neutralise free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. In doing so, Lapsang Tea reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions.

Cream Earl Grey Tea

Could Cream Earl Grey Tea be the Brew for You?

When people think of Flavoured Black Tea, thoughts often drift to Earl Grey Tea. But we can do one better with our delicious, indulgent Cream Earl Grey - an infusion that tastes as good as it sounds.

Its making involves blending Ceylon Tea leaves with bergamot oil, cornflowers and all-natural flavouring. The result is, put simply, exquisite, going above and beyond to impress all those who drink it.

It might sound naughty, yet Cream Earl Grey Tea also supports your life in small yet significant ways. This is because it promotes weight loss by boosting the metabolism of fat cells.

What this then does is enable the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, which ultimately means that periods of exercise produces better, more noticeable results. What’s not to like?

Cream Earl Grey has made it onto our list of 5 must-have Teas for Autumn due to the fact that, sometimes, you have to treat yourself. Perhaps best of all, you can do so without the added guilt when you choose this Tea due to the Benefits of Earl Grey Tea.

It is indeed more likely to help you drop those pesky pounds than to contribute to them. Don’t let the comfort-food season get the better of you - just put the kettle on.

Autumn Tea

Feel Autumnal with our Autumn Tea Blend

Call it “Autumn,” “Fall” or “Harvest Season” - it doesn’t matter. Whichever name you use, they all mean the same thing. The same applies to our Redcurrant Autumn Tea, which is a Loose Leaf Ceylon Tea blended with red safflowers and natural redcurrant.

Such a matching has a distinctly autumnal feel to it as you embrace its brisk, bold notes and fruity, floral undertones.

In terms of its Black Tea benefits, you can expect qualities such as healthier teeth and even, remarkably, reduced anxiety. The latter comes about due to it containing L-theanine, a chemical compound that increases Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin and dopamine levels in the body.

These three neurotransmitters, in turn, regulate emotions, mood, concentration, alertness, energy, appetite and sleep.

We would, of course, be remiss if we didn’t mention this infusion as one of the 5 must-have Teas for Autumn. While the name does, admittedly, say much, it is its character which makes it so well-suited to this coming season.

Allow its enchanting flavour and wonderful aroma to bring you peace and calm. Settle in and let it see you into autumn the right way.


There you have it: five must-have Teas for autumn, all of which have something unique, indeed extraordinary, to offer. Cochin Masala Chai will energise you when seasonal lethargy creeps in.

Rooibos will keep your health in check when the cold gets a little too much. Alternatively, should you choose Lapsang Souchong, you can remember bonfire nights from the comfort of your home. 

Another choice is that of Cream Earl Grey. This Tea is for the sweet tooth - but its sweetness doesn’t stop there as it also improves weight management.

Finally, there is Redcurrant Autumn Tea for the traditionalist in you. Whichever one you decide, you’ve picked well with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Why not start your journey today?

Author: Richard Smith

Partner at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company

Richard Smith is a Tea expert, entrepreneur, and owner of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Part of a family of renowned Tea planters dating back four generations, he was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, where he spent his childhood between Tea Estates in Assam and Darjeeling.

In the late 1970s, having accumulated years of knowledge in the industry, Mr Smith and his mother, Janet Smith, moved to Kent, South East England, to establish a Tea business in the village of Pluckley. Their early days of packing Tea Bags by hand from chests of 10,000 prompted the creation of the company’s flagship infusion known as Pluckley Tea. It remains our most popular product today.

Mr Smith, who studied economics at London Polytechnic, has since specialised in over 1,000 types of Loose Leaf Tea - in addition to around 70 varieties of Roast Coffee - from around the world. These are now available at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is still packed by hand and fresh to order, not only to honour tradition but to ensure the utmost quality and consistency.