Pumpkin Spice is Nice
This short post has nothing to do with books or cats, but it does have to do with tea. Sort of. Yes, I'm late to the party, but I've discovered that pumpkin spice is nice. If you're a pumpkin hater, hear me out.
I have long resisted the siren call of pumpkin spice this, that, and everything. This is because, while I like pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, I couldn't imagine how any squash would smell good in a candle. Or in lip gloss (?!?).
However, as it turns out, no squashes, either large and orange or small and cute, are harmed in the making of pumpkin spice things. I discovered this by way of a friend's pumpkin spice hot chai tea latte. She insisted no pumpkin was involved, and cajoled me into tasting a sip. It's actually quite good. You see, it's all about the spices typically used in a pumpkin pie. For example, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and my absolute favorite, cardamom. Plus sugar and vanilla. (And because this is America, lots of sugar.)
So if you've avoided pumpkin spice because blech, pumpkins!, but you like chai, and snickerdoodles, or baked peach crisp dessert, you, too, might discover that pumpkin spice is nice.