I know. This is barely a recipe.
But it’s literally all I’ve been drinking for the past month, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!!
Apple. Cider. Tea. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Apple cider + tea. That’s it. Nothing crazy, nothing fancy (with the exception of an occasional apple slice, cinnamon stick, and / or cinnamon-sugar rim for garnish, if you wish). Just pure fall goodness.
I’m a huge tea drinker. Iced and hot. But let me alienate like…half of you: I hate sweet tea.
Unsweetened iced tea is always where it’s at (both my parents and Mark’s parents are aware of my deep love of unsweet tea and keep it stocked in their fridges for when we visit).
But when that delicious bitter, refreshing tea flavor is elevated with the flavors and spices of fall?
It’s heaven. I’m in love, and you can enjoy it hot or cold!
It’s ridiculous that two ingredients can create such a fantastic drink experience. But it’s true.
You take some tea, add some apple cider, and boom, you’re done. I suggest using a black tea (either hot or cold), but you could also try a rooibos tea if you’re feelin’ fancy.
It reminds me of the apple tea I had in Turkey a few years ago. <– that’s probably one of the coolest sentences I’ve ever said.
But it’s true! Just the right amount of spice, refreshingness, and coziness.
The tea calms down some of that OMGSOSWEET-ness of the apple cider, and the apple cider livens up the tea a bit. It’s a match made in fall heaven. ❤️
I can’t believe I’m actually publishing this as a recipe, but it really is deserving of a page all on its own here.
Try it. You’ll think so too.Print
Apple Cider Tea (2 Ways!)
A refreshing fall drink that only requires two ingredients! Naturally vegan and gluten free.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink, easily multiplied
- Category: Drink
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
1 cup unsweetened black tea (iced or hot)
1/2 cup apple cider
Garnishes: apple slices, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon sugar
- HOT: Brew your tea and heat up your apple cider in the microwave or on the stove in a small pot. Mix the two and stir. Garnish as desired and enjoy!
- COLD: Start with store-bought iced tea or brew your own and chill it for a few hours in the fridge. Then, add ice to a glass, add chilled tea and apple cider. Garnish as desired and enjoy!
I think a nice splash of bourbon would be delightful in this. Just sayin.
Keywords: tea, fall, fall drink
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