With the weather getting colder here in the Netherlands, I have more need for warm drinks. Preferably with spices in it, so you get an extra warm feeling inside. For that time of year Apple Spiced Tea is perfect. Officially it’s not a tea, since there are no tea leaves involved. But it’s easier to call it that and it does give a tea feeling. When it gets colder outside in the Fall, I just want to wrap my hands around a warm mug with tea in it, this Apple Spice Tea is perfect for that moment.
You’ll make this tea with apple juice, cinnamon sticks, star anise and ginger. All warming ingredients which add lots of flavor. Heat it all up together and you have a perfect fall drink. The recipe is from Simone’s Kitchen, a Dutch food blog.
When looking for a completely different hot beverage, try this Blue Latte. When looking for a juice prepare a Melon-Coconut Juice and if you want a smoothie perfect for the fall season than look no further than the Healthy Sinterklaas Smoothie.
Made it just as the instructions asked for, I only left out one ingredient and used less of the spices. That are the cloves, I was under the impression I still had them. Well I didn’t look good enough in my kitchen cabinets, because I was out of them.
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Apple Spiced Tea
Allergies: ginger, cinnamon, star anise, apples, sugar (if using regular, sweetened apple juice).
1 liter apple juice
1 cinnamon sticks
2 slices of ginger
1 star anise
Add all the ingredients to a small pan and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Everything should be heated through, so that’s it’s warm and the flavors have a chance to develop.
Serve warm in a mug or glass.
- Recipe source is the website Simone’s Kitchen.
- Enough for 4 mugs.
- Can also be served cold.
- You can also add 2 cloves.
Mmm, this sounds so cozy for cool fall and winter nights. It also reminds me of the hot apple cider that is popular in the States this time of year.
Apple goes so great with cinnamon and anise! What a great drink for fall and winter.