How to Have a Cozy Autumn Morning


This post, How to Have a Cozy Autumn Morning, is sponsored by Pure Leaf but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

I love the comfort of a cup of hot tea on a cold & rainy morning. I love seeing the steam dance its way out of the cup & into the air. I love feeling my hands thaw out as I wrap my fingers around the porcelain. I love watching the water transform from a clear liquid to a fragrant, dark drink as the tea leaves steep. I love it all.

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Fall is the perfect time to sip on a mug of hot tea. Sprinkle in some Netflix & a cozy velvet blanket & that's my definition of perfection. I like hot tea throughout the year — yes, even during the San Diego summer — but I enjoy it most when it's chilly outside. 

pure leaf green tea

I recently stocked up on some Pure Leaf hot tea from Albertson's to get me through the season, opting for their Green Tea with Mint & Black Tea with Vanilla. Both teas come with 16 pyramid bags in a resealable container. Pure Leaf tea leaves are picked, rolled, & crafted with the finest tea leaves from tea estates around the world. 

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The Black Tea with Vanilla combines Indian Assam tea with Madagascan vanilla beans to create a rich aroma & smooth taste. I like to include a generous splash of soy milk to my tea, but it tastes delightful without it because the vanilla shines through.

pure leaf green tea

I chose the Pure Leaf hot Green Tea with Mint because I'm trying to incorporate more green tea into my life. The real peppermint leaves refresh your palate & add so much flavor. I love this tea since it leans more toward the minty side.

pure leaf green tea

For the best taste experience possible, pour 8 fluid oz of hot water over one pyramid tea bag & steep for three minutes. Write down your to do list for the day as your tea steeps to perfection. I prefer using gel pens since they make me feel happy.


I write this in Portland, Oregon, where the temperatures are a drastic drop from sunny San Diego. Tea is most definitely on my mind. You can get $1 off Pure Leaf when you purchase at VONS/Pavilions, Albertson’s, & Safeway.

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pure Leaf. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]

34 comments

  1. This post was so cute, I love the feeling of a cozy autumnal morning! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

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  2. Nothing better than warming up with a hot drink on a chilly day! Vanilla tea is one of my current favorites.

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  3. Your wooden tray is so cute - I have been after one like that for ages! The black tea and vanillia tea sounds quite yummy - perfect for a winter warm up :) xx

    Tash
    natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I don't drink a lot of tea, but you made a morning with tea sound so relaxing! Love the photos.

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  5. Pure Leaf seems to be so good... I like black tea, vanilla, mint, so many flavours! They are perfect for a rainy autumn morning... or any time of the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  6. I'm not the biggest tea drinker, I much prefer coffee but sometimes you need something a little more gentle to start the day!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. As an English girl through and through, I definitely can relate to your love of tea. Nothing beats a good brew, especially in UK Winter!

    I really like your blog – do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin’ so we can keep up with eachothers’ posts?

    - Ruby Xx

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  8. Nothing better than a fall morning!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  9. A nice cozy morning sounds lovely. Especially when it's rainy and chilly. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

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  10. I absolutely adore tea! I'm a PG Tips gal at heart but I've really been loving the flavoured Twinings green teas like Gingerbread and Caramelised Apple - cause I'm the same I want to try and incorporate green teas into my day (cause with the amount of tea I drink a day, it would be great to have something a bit healthier)

    I've never heard of this brand, are they American? I'll have to keep an eye out for them back here in England - the vanilla one sounds lovely and soothing and the mint is always a good idea too. Must be so nice and fresh in the mornings!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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  11. This is such a cute post! :) Your flat lay is on point.

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  12. Peppermint tea and candles definitely get me started in the morning - I just love the cozy atmosphere they create and gentle preparing for the working day.

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  13. Sounds like a perfect cozy morning!

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  14. Beautiful photos! I need to give this tea a try :) xx

    www.nevenakrstic.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This sounds perfect for a cold wintery morning! I am not a huge fan of tea, I am more of a hot chocolate kind of girl but my fiance loves tea and we keep all kinds of it in our house! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  16. Such a cute post!!


    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

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  17. Cozy autumn mornings are the best. :]

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  18. I don't have much vanilla tea experience, so this was a yummy start. What's your favorite? :]

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  19. I got it at Crate + Barrel! Definitely a great investment piece. :]

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  20. I probably drink enough tea for the both of us. Are you more of a coffee person? :]

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  21. I'm loving the Green Tea with Mint right now. So refreshing & invigorating. :]

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  22. Exactly Pam, that's why I prefer tea. Coffee can make me a bit too wired. :]

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  23. I haven't tried PG Tips. I just Googled it & don't think we have it here! Twinings is great though. Gingerbread!?!?!? Yes please. Pure Leaf is American & definitely up & coming. :]

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  24. Awesome! Do you have a favorite flavor? :]

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  25. Yes yes yes! You described the perfect morning. :]

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  26. Hot chocolate is pretty tasty as well - although, not nearly as many varieties as tea or coffee. :]

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