Sometimes it’s the kind of day where you need to have something familiar and sweet. Regular tea is too heavy. You need that crunch, that zing, you need an apple. A red shiny, evocative, juicy apple. There is that old adage “An Apple a day keeps the doctor away” and with more and more studies coming out, tea may soon rival the apple in terms of association with health – so why not combine the two? The hot, steamy and strong with the sweet, clear zing of a red delicious in perfect harmony (and a little spice). You can make an apple tea with this recipe:
- 1 cup water
- 4 whole allspice
- 2 individual black tea bags
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice or cider
- 2 tablespoons honey
- In a small saucepan, bring water and allspice just to a boil; add tea bags. Remove from the heat; cover and steep for 3 minutes. Discard allspice and tea bags. Stir in apple juice and honey; heat through.
And then you have that perfect apple-y tea, maybe an alternative to hot apple cider. Fall is more the season for that – but apples are amazing and life affirming year long. You can probably try it with different teas like green or other herbals. I bet it would be especially spicy and intriguing in a good chai. With your Apple-Tea hybrid in hand, may you proceed into April with good health. Maybe this apple will keep you on Mother Nature’s good side.