Christmas Beverage | Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea

The Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea recipe is rich in all the classic flavors. The sweet apples with the cinnamon and cloves spices give you precisely what Christmas eve should taste like in a cup. To make this Apple cinnamon tea, I haven’t used any tea leaves while making tea, to avoid caffeine and reap the maximum benefits. With only four ingredients and in just 10 minutes this tea is ready. This tea comes way better than store-bought.

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Homemade Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea is a refreshing, soothing, and relaxing drink. Make this delicious tea in 10 minutes. Tea is a staple around and has been enjoyed for over a millennium. It is a versatile drink and can be made in many flavors. Apple tea is one of the greatest drinks to have originated in Turkey. This recipe will help you make the best refreshing apple tea at home, nothing more than a pantry staple and of course fresh apples.

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea

Like Indians, people of Turkey love drinking tea at all times of the day. However, unlike in India, where tea is often boiled, the Turks have an infusion way of making the tea and use one teapot on top of the other. It is a modern take on the old samovar. The lower kettle is used for boiling the water and the upper one is used for making concentrated tea. The water is not boiled for too long and once the tea leaves are put in it, the heat is reduced to a minimum for the tea to steep well. The tea concentration from the upper pot is diluted with water from the lower one till the desired strength is reached.

Apple Tea

Turkish apple tea is made with dried apples following a similar steeping method. It is now also available as instant tea in that part of the world and other places where it is exported. But instead of using instant tea, you can make your apple tea, using your fresh seasonal apples, adding other ingredients to make it even more delicious and refreshing.

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Ingredients :

Finely chopped apple – 1 (with skin)

One small cinnamon stick

Cloves – 3

Water – 2 cups

Honey or jaggery powder for sweetness – 1 tbsp (optional)

Method :

  1. Combine water, chopped apple, cinnamon stick and cloves in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer; reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat, sieve and stir in honey or jaggery or sweetener of choice to taste.
  3. Serve in mugs with a few thinly sliced apples in each and a cinnamon stick to stir.
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