A simple, healthy and flavourful tea, this drink comes with a host of nutritional goodness from apple and medicinal properties of cinnamon. It is not just the fruity and spicy taste that you will enjoy; with every sip you will savour hidden health that your body will thank you for in the long run.
While the sweet spice – cinnamon is known to lower cholesterol and aid in regulating blood sugar, apples are rich in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. Fortified with two amazing ingredients, does tea get any better?
Hot or cold, this tea is perfect anytime of the day.
- Apple – 1, cut into medium-sized cubes
- Cinnamon barks (medium) – 2
- Water – 4 to 6 cups
- Honey (optional) – To taste
- In a pot, add the water, apple pieces and cinnamon bark. Bring the water to boil.
- Once it boils, turn the flame to low and allow the tea to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. This process will help the flavour infusion.
- After the said time, remove from heat. Strain the tea, mix honey and serve hot.
- If you intend to drink it cold, put the strained drink into glass containers; mix with honey and allow it to chill for at least an hour.
- I have used red apples (the sweet variety). Use any kind of apple of your choice.
- You could add sugar/sweetener/Stevia in place of honey.
- Re-purpose the stewed and strained apple by puréeing it. This becomes apple butter, and you can use this in place of sugar/honey in desserts.
- Don’t be disheartened if you do no achieve the same colour in your tea as mine. The deep colour is from the honey.
This tea is decaffeinated, add a tea bag or two if you like.