Warm up with this delicious and healthy Apple Spiced Tea! All of the flavours of autumn in one beverage!

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Can you believe that it’s fall already?! Like, seriously! Where did this year go?

As much as fall seemed to come out of nowhere, I’ll admit that there is a part of me that really likes the season. I kind of like when it gets a little chilly outside because it gives me an excuse to get out all of my warm and fuzzy sweaters.

Nothing is better than bundling up in those cozy sweaters!

I also love the thought of going apple picking, and the scent of the warm apple cider brewing in the farmhouse where I go to pick up apples.

And then snuggling up by the fireplace after a chilly afternoon outside?

Mmm yeah.

Can you tell that I’m just a big ol’ suck?

Give me warmth and cozy blankets and sweaters, and I’m good to go!

Apple Spiced Tea

That’s one of the reasons why I love this Apple Spiced Tea. It reminds me so much of autumn.

And it’s the perfect way to warm up, without having a large impact on the waistline.

I swear there have been times that I make this tea just to make my house smell like apples and cinnamon.

Who needs an air freshener when you have Apple Spiced Tea?!

Plus, it’s such an easy beverage to prepare that you CAN make it just to smell it!

I guarantee that it wouldn’t last very long though as an air freshener. The smell would just linger to the point that you would NEED to drink some.

Apple Spiced Tea

So let’s get back to the easy part.

All that you need is some black tea bags, whatever type you prefer. And then some unsweetened apple cider. You can also use apple juice if you don’t have access to the apple cider. And don’t forget the cinnamon sticks!

The cinnamon sticks are my favourite part because they add that gorgeous smell.

I recommend leaving the cinnamon sticks sitting in your drink a little bit longer if you really love the sweet and spicy taste. Sometimes I’ll just put a batch of this Apple Spiced Tea in a slow cooker and let it sit there for the day to infuse all of the flavour.

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It’s the perfect beverage to serve for company at a fall gathering (HINT: It would be a great drink to serve at Thanksgiving!)

As an added bonus, it’s full of vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help to ward off illness and aging. Who doesn’t want to slow down the process of aging? If this beverage can help prevent wrinkles, I’m definitely in!

Plus, it has half the sugar of a glass of juice and the cinnamon can help prevent spikes in your blood sugar (AKA less moodiness, more energy, and better overall health for your body!)

So cozy up, embrace fall, and enjoy a cup of Apple Spiced Tea!

Apple Spiced Tea

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice or cider

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Add tea bags. Remove from heat; cover and steep for 3 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks and tea bags. Stir in apple cider and heat through. Enjoy!

Elysia, XOXO