This is a wonderful, delicious tea for fall! I found it several years ago in an old 2008 Gooseberry Patch appointment calendar. This honey-sweetened hot tea is flavored with apple juice and cinnamon. Just the thing to warm you up on a chilly autumn day!
SPICED APPLE TEA by Cottage Flavor, slightly adapted from Gooseberry Patch
Makes 4 to 6 servings
- 4 cinnamon-flavored herbal tea bags (I use Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice herbal tea; you can use black flavored tea if you prefer)
- 3 cups water, heated to boiling
- 5 Tablespoons honey
- 3 cups unsweetened apple juice (or you can use sweetened apple juice and omit the honey)
Boil water in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and steep tea bags in water for about 5 minutes. Discard tea bags, then add honey and apple juice to tea. Simmer until heated through. Pour tea into 4 mugs or teacups and garnish each cup with an apple slice, cinnamon stick and/or slice of fresh ginger root. Serve immediately.
- apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and/or slices of fresh ginger root for garnish
Do you have a favorite chilly-weather beverage you like making in the autumn season?