How to make Apple Tea
- Add water, apple slices, cloves and cinnamon in a saucepan and cook on a high flame.
- Bring the tea to a boil.
- Lower the flame and let the tea simmer for 15 minutes.
- Strain tea into cups, making sure to squeeze all the juice out of the apples.
- Sweeten the tea with honey and serve hot.
- You can also pour the tea into a jug, cool it down and refrigerate it to make a refreshing iced tea.
- Apple tea along with other fruit teas are not technically even teas! It is an infusion of spice and fruit flavors, brewed in hot water called a tisane. And it comes from Turkey.
- In the United Kingdom many orchards celebrate “Apple Day” on 21st of October. The celebrations are held usually on weekends.
- Apples like pear and plums are the part of the rose family and have more than 7,500 varieties. It’ll take one individual 20 years to try all of them!
- Cinnamon is native to Sri-Lanka and got the name from the Greek word “kinnamomon”.
- Cloves are dried flower buds, picked before they bloom. They are native to Tanzania, and derive their name from the French word “clou”.
- Cloves, cinnamon and other spices were a status symbol in the Middle Ages.
- Honey can survive forever! An explorer found a 2000 year old jar of honey which tasted just as delicious as fresh honey. And the Romans used it as currency instead of gold!