Tea is the favorite drink of mankind. In our country, his recipes are very diverse..
They include fruits and herbs, make tea a healing broth and just a tasty drink..
Then we will talk about apple tea with orange and cinnamon, which you can treat your whole family and replace the annoying tea bags..
Appearance of the drink
The idea of combining apple and cinnamon in tea originated in the Middle Ages in Turkey. China and India grew huge plantations of famous teas, and Asia Minor could not afford it due to the unsuitable climate..
That is why in Turkey they decided to add a variety of fruits and herbs to local teas to give them a rich aroma and unique flavor. Experimenting with various additives, the Turks discovered a wonderful recipe for apple tea, and later began to add orange and other spices to it..
At home, tea with cinnamon, it is often served to guests with milk. For tea, there are special dishes and glasses in the shape of a tulip. In Turkey, there is a whole tea ceremony, so the Turkish drink is brewed and prepared with special care..
Tea includes products such as apple, black tea, orange and cinnamon. All these components individually are very useful to the human body, and in their combination they make tea a healing drink..
So, we can distinguish the main useful qualities, it is:
- Invigorating tonic effect, which gives strength, increases efficiency;
- Removes accumulated stress, soothes the nervous system;
- Accelerates metabolism;
- It cleanses the intestines and removes toxins from the body;
- Relieves swelling;
- Reduces cholesterol and strengthens blood vessels;
- Strengthens the immune system, effectively fights against cold and runny nose;
- It has a preventive effect against arthritis;
- Tea is useful for gastritis;
- Has a fat burning effect, promotes weight loss..
Presented a number of useful properties of tea gets thanks to its components.
Apples are rich in vitamins and minerals essential for humans. This fruit is recommended to use in anemia and in the season of beriberi..
Cinnamon is a unique spice and is a natural medicine, it prevents the growth of microbes and strengthens the body’s immunity. Everything else, cinnamon serves as a charger for humans, it activates all processes and gives strength.
Traditional Turkish and modern recipe
There are several recipes for apple tea, for comparison, consider two alternative ways of cooking. One of them is familiar to everyone from ancient times and is a traditional Turkish recipe, the other is more modern and common in our country..
|apples (preferably green) –||2 pcs.|
|cinnamon –||2 sticks|
|black tea for basics –||3 tablespoons|
|orange –||1 PC.|
|Time for preparing: 60 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 40 Kcal|
- First, cut the apples into medium-sized slices and put them in a small saucepan;
- Apples need to fill with water, wait for a boil, and then cook for another 7 minutes;
- The pot should be left for half an hour under a thick towel;
- Next, you need to brew the usual loose tea in the home teapot, and after welding, strain it and add it to the saucepan with apple broth;
- In the pot with tea throw cinnamon sticks. Then you should boil the drink again a couple of minutes on the fire;
- Tea is served in small cups with a slice of fragrant orange and with the addition of honey..
To make tea according to the modern recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- One orange;
- Granulated sugar – 3 tsp;
- Cinnamon loose – 2 teaspoons;
- One apple;
- Water – 2 cups;
- Black tea – 3 tsp (green can be used);
- It is necessary to cut the orange into circles, and then divide each slice into four parts and put it on a plate;
- Orange should be carefully sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, then leave the plate for 15 minutes;
- Then you should cut the apple, cut the core with the seeds, then crush the slices a little more;
- Next, boil water, and before making black tea, add apples and an orange to the teapot;
- After brewing apple tea, you should insist on it under a thick towel for about 20 minutes, and then pour it into cups with the addition of honey..
The drink is well served on the table with sweets, oriental sweets, such as: Turkish delight, candy, sorbet and others are especially suitable..
And here is a video with the preparation of this amazing drink:
Recipe for apple tea with orange peel
After learning about this recipe, now many housewives will keep the peel from eaten oranges. The peel of oranges can be broken into small crusts and dried, because even dried they contain a lot of vitamin C and retain their flavor.
Thus, dried crusts from the cleanings turn into a useful spice and an additive to drinks and desserts..
- At the bottom of the teapot you need to put 2 teaspoons of black or green tea, 1 teaspoon without a hill of loose cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder and a slice of 1 green apple;
- This mixture in the kettle needs to be filled with boiling water and covered with a thick towel;
- After 25 minutes, the tea will be ready, it will remain to strain and pour into cups..
And what if the orange or its peels were not at hand??
There is a way out – a recipe for spiced tea without this ingredient:
Fruit and cinnamon drink without brewing
Some people for one reason or another do not drink black or green tea, they prefer natural herbs more. In this case, there is a unique recipe for apple tea with cinnamon. This drink does not require tea brewing for its preparation and is made only on the basis of fruit and cinnamon..
- Cut one green apple into small slices and place it on the bottom of the teapot, pour cold water over it;
- Add one more cinnamon stick to the teapot and leave all the contents to infuse for 20 minutes;
- Take one orange and squeeze the juice out of it;
- Pour tea into cups from the teapot;
- Add one teaspoon of fresh orange juice and some honey to each cup..
Cold tea with orange and cinnamon
Apple tea with cinnamon is drunk not only hot for dessert, this versatile drink will help to cope with thirst and become a tonic in hot weather. Mint is often added to the recipe for making such cold summer tea, as it is very refreshing and tones the body..
- To prepare apple broth, you will need to cut the apple into small slices and pour water, simmer for 20 minutes;
- A few minutes before removing the apple broth from the fire, add two cinnamon sticks to it and let it brew under a thick towel for 10 minutes;
- Now it’s time to start preparing mint infusion, for this you need to pour 1 teaspoon of dried mint with a glass of boiling water;
- Mint infusion must be filtered after 15 minutes and add to apple broth;
- In the prepared drink, add finely chopped orange or orange zest, as well as 1 teaspoon of honey;
- Apple tea is left to cool and pour in glasses with ice.
Application for weight loss
Apple tea with cinnamon and orange has a wonderful property – to cleanse the body and speed up the metabolism, which is necessary for losing weight in any diet..
If you take apple broth every day, you can provide yourself with energy, a good metabolism for the whole day, and also tune in to a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition in general.
Of course, you can not drink only tea, you must comply with the entire diet.
Here are some important tips for losing weight:
- The best time to drink tea to lose weight is morning;
- To make tea, use green varieties of apples, they have a fat burning effect due to high acidity;
- Use natural green tea for a drink;
- Tea can be supplemented with ginger or pineapple;
- Tea should be consumed without adding sugar;
- The drink is useful to drink after the sauna and after training in the gym..
Like any dish or drink, apple tea with cinnamon has its own contraindications. It is not recommended to drink it:
- Pregnant and lactating women;
- If you are allergic to citrus fruits;
- If you are hypersensitive to any tea ingredient.
Any healing drink should be taken carefully and in moderation, then it will heal your body and not cause unpleasant health..
If you suddenly do not use cinnamon, then we offer you a video recipe for apple tea without it: