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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