I do love a nice warm sweet cup of tea! I’ve never been a coffee drinker, even though I wish I could like the stuff, because it’s a lot easier to get at. Ever tried to get a hot cup of tea on an airplane?
Unless you are going to London, you are pretty much relegated to lukewarm weak tea after all the coffee drinkers are served. Sigh.
So I am always on the lookout for new and interesting tea recipes, and I’m loving this sweet and soothing apple lemon version that is, as the saying goes, both good and good for you.
Hello, sweet and delicious apple lemon tea. I love you.
You make it by boiling up water, apple juice, cloves, allspice and lemon juice, and then you use that instead of water to steep a bunch of English breakfast tea (or good old Lipton will work just fine too.)
Once the tea is brewed, pour it through a strainer to collect all the solids and there you have it – sweet, spicy, satisfying deliciousness that will keep your hand (mostly) out of the cookie jar.
So on that note, Happy, Healthy New Year to you!Print
Apple Lemon Tea
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- 8 cups water
- Juice from one freshly squeezed lemon
- 6 whole cloves
- 6 pieces whole allspice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 twelve ounce can apple juice concentrate
- 10 tea bags (English breakfast or other black tea)
- Place all ingredients except tea bags into a large pot and bring to a boil. Stir until juice melts and remove from heat.
- Add tea bags and brew for 5 minutes. Discard bags and pour the tea through a fine mesh strainer to remove the solids. Enjoy!
Keywords: vegetarian apple lemon tea, vegan lemon tea with apple, dairy-free apple lemon black tea, gluten-free breakfast tea with apple and lemon
Whoa those bracelets sound awesome! I’d love to know how many steps I take in a day…and what my sleep cycles are like!
I need some more healthy ways to satisfy my seemingly never satisfied sweet tooth and this tea sounds perfect for taking the edge off.
If you get one we can be teammates! Here’s to an active 2013. :)
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Since we don’t have a car here in Buenos Aires and we live 2 blocks from miles of beautiful parks , we usually walk just about everywhere here.
Due to this and various other things like total change in diet, I lost about 20 lbs when we came here .. I didn’t really need to lose but about maybe 10 lbs .. I am sure it is because of the walking. I intend to continue walking more than driving , if possible, when we move back to NY .. I like not worrying about what I eat :)
And I think my heart and the rest of me appreciate the exercise.
Wishing you a Healthy & Happy New Year !
I’m trying hard to get my walking up – the dog is having a grand old time with it! And if you are moving to NYC you’ll get all the walking you need – it’s that kind of city. :) Happy New Year!
Very interesting post about the bracelets, sadly , I don’t have an iPhone. Re the tea, we don’t have the apple juice concentrate here so how cups of apple juice would I need to use? What does it say on the side of the concentrate can?
You would need 6 cups of juice to to equal the concentrate, but then I would take the water down by a couple of cups so you don’t have too much liquid. And I think the UP band is coming to Android soon!
Just reading the method makes me warm all over :)
The bracelets sound really, really cool…I’ll have to keep a look
out for the Android version myself.
Love your blog…Happy New Year, Kate! <3
Thanks so much Leesie – happy New Year to you, too! :)
I have never heard of those bracelets. How fun! I am not technie enough I think to do that. I do need to excercise as I am always sitting at work then 4 hrs commuting, then my hobby as a crafter..Oh boy. My hubby walks miles a day at the office. So funny how we are opposites. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love tea!!
I have the same issue with the sitting – and my husband walking all day long. Comparing my steps to his is turning out to be a real motivator though. :)
I like flavored teas, but I’d never thought about heating juice to steep the tea. What a great idea.
Those bracelets sound awesome. I too am iPhone-less, but will wait for the next version.