Right now we are deep into October and the holidays are looming over us. If you need a reminder, from the moment I am writing this article forward, its only 59 more days till Christmas. WHAT? I swear we just had one of those. The years seem to go by quicker and quicker the older I get. And so the holidays remind us a bit to slow down, to give, to share, to be a part of family and friends in the deepest sense. For our family, that means a ton of get together’s at our house and others, always surrounded by food. There is nothing that makes me happier than the kids running by laughing, friends standing around my kitchen island and the smell of cinnamon in the air. No matter if you are having this moment at your place or theirs, I wanted to share a delicious (and I mean DELICIOUS) Autumn Apple Tea Recipe that combines the flavors of apple and tea into a way that makes it feel like fresh apple cider (according to both of my kids and my neighbors). With items probably already in your home, you will have a fall drink that keeps you coming back for more and your family feeling like the holidays have arrived.
Autumn Apple Tea Recipe
*recipe courtesy of Lipton
How to make Autumn Apple Tea
In 2-quart saucepan, heat juice just to a boil. Remove from heat and add Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags. Cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze. Stir in remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired, with clove-studded apple slices.
Tip: We also added some fresh cinnamon on our apple slices
I also LOVE serving in a big mason jar dispenser..if you do not have one, it makes the table set up so adorable and easy for kids to use when they want more (and they will!)
Don’t forget the holidays are a reason to spread family joy and spend time with your kids making memories. My kids love to taste test everything from the kitchen but they also love cooking and crafting as well. This recipe is so easy for them to get involved with by measuring, stirring and pouring. For your youngest, you can have them insert sticks into the apples or even sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar in the glasses.
- 3 cups apple juice
- 6 Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags
- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup brandy optional
- In 2-quart saucepan, heat juice just to a boil. Remove from heat and add Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags. Cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze. Stir in remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired, with clove-studded apple slices.
- Tip: We also added some fresh cinnamon on our apple slices
Don’t forget to pin before you go!
You will LOVE THIS ONE!