How do you them Apple Tea?

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:

Ingredients

(makes 2 servings)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 2 individual black tea bags
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice or cider
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • 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.



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