Koni Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte
Koni Caramel Slender/Caramel Slim, a Pu-erh tea, is widely used as an after-meal beverage due to its famed ability to break fat, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and thus contribute to smooth digestion.
The Chinese believe that Pu-erh has even greater health properties than other teas. From a Chinese Medical point of view, Pu-erh invigorates the Spleen, disinhibits dampness, clears Stomach heat, descends Stomach qi and counteracts alcohol toxins. Pu-erh’s ability to aid fat metabolism has lead to claims that it can assist in weight loss regimes.
Antioxidants called flavonoids, found in pu-erh, are considered to be responsible for the reduction in blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and the amount of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood stream found in tea drinkers (Preventive Medicine 2002;36:64-70).
1/2 cups vanilla soymilk
1 cup strongly brewed Koni Caramel Slender or Caramel Slim
(I recommend 2 tsp per 8 oz cup and brew for 15 minutes)
1 1/2 Tbsp canned pumpkin (unsweetened)
sweeten to taste (I used maple syrup)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon/nutmeg
1. Put 2 tsp of Koni Caramel Slender in your Koni Modern Mug infuser (on sale), add a cup of hot water and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
2. In a small saucepan, add the canned pumpkin, brewed Koni Caramel tea, maple syrup and the vanilla soymilk.
2. Place it over heat and once it simmers, pour it into your Koni Jumbo Cup and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
Click on the image below for the Caramel Pumpkin Cupcake recipe.