Apple and Cinnamon Spiced Tea

IMG_8010 IMG_8011I’m a big tea-drinker in winter (and that’s a massive understatement), but the fact that Northern England is refusing to warm up even in the run-up to summer has left me clutching my kettle well into spring. I made this for a little change from my usual cuppa and loved the combination of the cinnamon and cloves – these spices are synonymous with cosy winter nights, and paired with the fruity apple flavour they make for a delicious hot drink. It’s so easy that it doesn’t really qualify as a recipe, but here’s how I made it:

 

100ml fresh apple juice (ideally make your own, but if not then try to use cold pressed juice that’s as fresh as possible)

200ml water

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 heaped tsp cloves

 

Serves one

 

  1. Place the juice in a small saucepan on a low heat and stir occasionally whilst it warms through. You don’t want it to get so warm that it bubbles though, so if this happens turn the heat down slightly.
  1. Meanwhile, boil the water. Let this stand for a minute after boiling, then add this to a large mug or flask and pour in the warmed juice.
  1. Add the cinnamon sticks and cloves and leave to infuse for around 5 minutes before drinking, ideally sat under a warm blanket on a chilly evening or in front of a fireplace if it’s winter in your part of the world.

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