Apples, Turkey & hopping

Refreshing flavours
You know I nearly missed the Blog Hop Wednesdays this time. The mail alert conveniently sat in my spam folder and the other day when I was scheduling what to post on the blog in the coming week I realized that the second Wednesday of the month would be here soon and it was time to hop.
After a little bit of searching (okay, a lot) I found this mail and saw that I was paired with Preethi of Follow Foodie for this month’s Blog Hop. A few clicks later I was drooling! Her side is just delicious, I can’t think of any other word to describe it. And the way she’s explained recipes in a simple, uncomplicated manner is so refreshing. There are some really simple recipes and I’m glad she’s put them up. One of the recipes that caught my eye was for the Turkish apple tea. I’m a huge fan of tea and I’m always game to try new flavours, so there was really not going to be any doubt about what I was going to make from Follow Foodie’s space.
This recipe calls for fresh apples and oranges, but I didn’t have any of the latter so I replaced this with some candied orange peel. The apple tea was mellow and subtle and the mix of the fruits with spices was just perfect. My mom and I had it on a Saturday evening and it was a refreshing change from the usual chai that we have.
Turkish apple tea
1 apple, chopped
½ tbsp of candied orange peel, chopped
2 ½ cups of water
1 small stick of cinnamon
2 cloves
Some honey to sweeten
Place the all the ingredients, except the honey, in a saucepan and cook on a low flame until the apple has become soft and mushy. 
Fruits that maketh the tea
Strain the liquid into individual mugs or glasses, sweeten with honey or splenda if you like and serve warm.
  • The next time around I’ll use fresh orange in the recipe just to see how different the end result will be. I loved the colour the orange peel gave the beverage – a warm orangeish-brown.
  • This drink will serve good chilled too, it will give the flavours a chance to mingle together a little more.

Garnish the tea with a little bit of mint for that extra zing.

A nice cuppa with some homemade chocolate cake, ah bliss!

Sending this off to Blog Hop Wednesdays at Tickling Palates by Radhika

And also to Bon Vivant fruits at Sumee’s Culinary Bites

Also to Amina’s Guest Quest

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  • DivyaGCP May 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Very refreshing beverage..

  • Swetha May 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    That looks very interesting.

  • Roshni May 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    hmm…. new drink to me… good one

  • Priya May 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Super catchy and definitely a flavourful tea.

  • Chef Mireille May 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    this looks so good…the spices must make it taste so delicious

  • Padhu May 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Sounds interesting!

  • Radhika May 10, 2012 at 12:33 am

    apples and oranges in tea. new combo as I too love tea very much. I sure the flavors must have rocked and thanks for fishing out this recipe Renuka.

    Tickling Palates
    Event : Fruit Recipes

  • Sona May 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Unique and new combination of fruits and tea, tea looks refreshing.

    Spill the Spices

  • Sumee May 10, 2012 at 2:31 am

    All those flavors must have given a nice spicy taste to the tea.! Btw, I was surprised at seeing the title, I thought how can one use apples and turkey (the bird) in a juice!!! LOL..
    I invite you to link this refreshing drink to my ongoing event. Thnx

  • Sangeetha May 10, 2012 at 6:25 am

    very interesting and unique combo of fruits in tea, sounds so refreshing dear!
    Thanks for stopping by n i am really so glad to join your space too 🙂
    loved your food critics blog too…ur writing are so impressive…keep up the great work!!
    Spicy Treats

  • Hemavathi Murari May 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Refreshing tea, I recently tried Orange Iced Cold Tea and it was awesome. This is bookmarked.

    Visit my recipe Banana Lassi – BHW17 during your leisure time.

  • Hari Chandana May 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Lovely !!
    Indian Cuisine

  • Renuka May 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Just did Sumee!

  • Unknown May 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    OMG Renuka such a great recipe pick. The name is so intriguing and the tea looks so good. Hey, BTW thanks for the awards …I'm yet to prepare the post…sorry for the delay …will definitely do it. Thanks again…Jayanthi (

  • Spice up the Curry May 11, 2012 at 3:52 am

    lovely. interesting recipe

  • Follow foodie May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Wow renu . This looks too good.Will have to try one of ur recipe snd participate in Blog hop.
    All ur recipes looks delicious..Good work, Great Going!

  • Vidhya May 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a very refreshing and tasty drink.

  • maha May 12, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Beautiful blog vth yumm recipes n clicks n dis is a yummy drink really….

  • Amina Khaleel May 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

    innovative recipe… delicious and flavourful… thanks for linking to my event…
    My first blog event: Guest Quest
    Amina Creations


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