Have a Halloween High Tea while greeting trick-or-treaters

A Jolly Halloween.  Image: Halloween Cavern of Clipart.

A Jolly Halloween. Image: Halloween Cavern of Clipart.

Halloween is almost here in San Jose, and the trick-or-treaters will soon be out in force.  Since it also looks like it may be a cool, rainy autumn evening, why not put together some hot tea and treats for yourself – and maybe some friends – as you wait through the night to hand out candy to the local kids?  Unfortunately, homemade goodies can’t be passed out to trick-or-treaters – everything must be individually wrapped and sealed in its original factory wrapping – but there’s no reason why you have to limit yourself to leftovers, microwave popcorn or extra Halloween candy tonight.  A pot of hot tea will hit the spot as the rain falls outside, and you can give yourself a delicious shiver with some spooky treats to go alongside.  Here are some suggestions for your own Halloween High Tea:

Orange Spice Tea
Pumpkin Spice Tea
Masala Chai
Pumpkin Spice Tea Toddy

Spooky Black Olive Scones
Pumpkin Seeds
Hot Dog Mummies
Tombstone Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Psycho-delic Cat Eyes

Vampire Cupcakes
Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes
Spider Truffles
Meringue Ghosts

Hearty black teas pair better with the hearty food that is so appropriate for cooler weather.  Cozy up with your own special food and a nice hot pot of tea, and you’ll be ready to welcome any number of trick-or-treaters!

Copyright 2013, Elizabeth Urbach.

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For more information:

“Tea 101: what do we mean when we talk about tea?”
“What you need to make a good pot of hot tea”
“Tea 101: How to brew a pot of hot tea using loose tea”
“Enjoy San Jose’s harvest moon with some hot tea”
“How to make masala chai at home”
“What to do if it rains in San Jose on Halloween: have a tea party!”
“Tea and food pairings for black teas”
“A Twilight theme tea”
“How to put on a Gothic high tea”

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