Homemade Apple Infused Tea

Hello everyone

I’m trying to cut down a bit on caffeine – I’m very fond of a good coffee and a can of diet coke.  I’ve recently moved across town into a new office building but still part of the same company.  This office has a coffee machine and soya milk – this has not been good for cutting on caffeine.  I’m like a child because it is there I have to have it.

As it is freezing outside I’ve had a go at making a caffeine free hot drink as an alternative to one of my coffees. The name of this caused a bit of debate in my family, my dad was not up for calling it tea.  Tea in his mind is black tea with a splash of milk – he probably is right.  My brother-n-law for a laugh called it an apple infusion – which I actually quite liked.  I’ve used a combination of the two and called it an apple tea infusion.

You can make a litre of this and store it in the fridge.  That way you can reheat it by the cupful when you need it.  I think I’ll try making this with some different fruit flavours – I’ll let you know how I get on.

Enjoy!

Fx

Homemade Apple Infused Tea

Homemade Apple Infused Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 small apples
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1.7 litres of water

Directions

  1. Core the apples and slice finely
  2. Place the apple slices, cinnamon and water in a large saucepan
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Place an apple slice in a cup and ladle in some of the tea
  5. You can sweeten with a little maple syrup if you want a sweeter tea

Tummy Settling Lemon and Ginger Tea

Hello everyone

Hands up if you’ve over indulged a bit in the run up to Christmas and your not feeling the best!  Maybe you’ve had one too many turkey dinners, giant buffets or mince pies?

I thought I would do something a bit different today and rather than share another Christmas recipe I decided to upload my recipe for my tummy settling tea.

Really simple to make and in my humble opinion has more flavour than shop bought fruity tea bags which I always find a little bit lacklustre.

Enjoy!

Fx

Tummy Settling Lemon and Ginger Tea

 

Tummy Settling Lemon and Ginger Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized ginger root
  • 1 lemon
  • 1.2 litres of water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Description

  1. Peel the ginger root then cut into chunks
  2. Cut the lemon into slices
  3. Place the water, lemon, ginger and maple syrup into a saucepan
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes
  5. Strain the tea to remove the ginger and lemon slices
  6. Pour into cups, you can serves with an extra teaspoon of maple syrup stirred in if you like your tea sweeter