Fall Tea Infusion

5 Oct

Ryan and I were in the mood for a Fall beverage this past evening…apple cider to be exact, but our kitchen was without this sweet and delicious treat. We have, however, been on a tea kick before bedtime and have enjoyed a nice, toasty mug while winding down for the night. I decided to try out a Fall infused tea, which turned out great! You get all of the Fall flavors of nutmeg, apple, and cinnamon, but it isn’t overly sweet, so you could have more than one mug of it without having that “juice-logged” feeling.

Fall Tea Infusion

-       4 c. water

-       4 bags of green tea (preferably loose leaf tea)

-       1 apple, cut into chunks

-       1 slice of orange

-       2 Tbsp. honey

-       ½ tsp. cinnamon

-       ¼ tsp. nutmeg

-       Dash of orange zest

You’ll want to add all of these ingredients besides the tea into a pot and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Remove your pot of Fall goodness from heat and cover. Let your covered pot sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes is up, steep your green tea in it for 1 minute. Pay attention to steeping your tea, because green tea is known to become bitter if steeped too long. Yuck.

Once your tea is steeped you can remove the tea bags, or if using loose tea, you can immediately pour your tea through a fine strainer or a tea pot that is fitted with a strainer. An added bonus is that your house will smell wonderful following a simmering pot of apple, orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg. How could it not, right?!

This tea infusion is loaded with antioxidants not only from the green tea, but from both the spices and the fruit. You’ll love having a mug of this in your hands. It smells like a Fall dream and warms your soul with the heat of the tea and the warm spices that are packed into each cup.

If you are looking for a cup to have before bed, you could always use a decaf tea variety. It would even be great too if you served it over ice. I liked serving mine with a thin slice of both apple and orange. You could even add a cinnamon stick for a full Fall effect.

This recipe was shared on Fat Tuesday.



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