Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
I'm not a big tea drinker, but I love this tea. It is a great tea for the fall and winter. Recipe is from Woman's Day.
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks (each about 3-inches long)
- 2 inches piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 tea bags (regular or decaffeinated)
- Bring cider, sugar, cinnamon and ginger to boil in a medium saucepan.
- Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Add tea bags, cover and let steep 5 minutes.
- Strain; serve hot.
It would really more accurate to call this a tea-infused apple juice drink, but whatever you call it, it is VERY good! The fresh ginger gives it a kick that make sme think this would be great for anyone feeling under the weather. I made a half batch, but wished I'd made a full one -- it does cook down, so even though I started out with 1 1/2 cups of cider, I ended up with one cup of apple tea (I thought that maybe the serving amount listed was a typo, but it's not! :) ). I would have liked more of a tea flavor, but perhaps mine was more mild because I had to use green tea -- I'm allergic to black tea -- which does not have as strong a flavor to begin with. This is a very warming drink. Thanks for sharing!
Good tea for a cold winter night. I loved the addition of the cinnamon and ginger. Next time I'll make it with a lot less sugar as it was much too sweet for me.
Along with Lainey & a few other Zaar Chefs, I could be 'well-beveraged' for the rest of my life! This one came together easily ~ I used 2 bags of green & 2 of black tea, & since I like strong tea, I brewed it for about 8 minutes! AND as others have said, it does serve up well cold, too! Thanks for sharing! [Made for Zaar Stars Recipe Tag Game]