Ginger Apple Tea :: hot or cold

Good morning and welcome to all the new friends and faces here! I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe with you today. It’s really simple to make, but its rewards are many. Ginger has countless health benefits and it’s been an addition to our produce drawer for a little while now. I first reached for it during my pregnancy to keep morning sickness at bay and now I use it to make a delicious and refreshing homemade tea – that my mom introduced me to.  She had been making ginger tea alone for some time, but then decided to add an apple and it sweetened it right up! For this batch, I also added cinnamon sticks and a piece of bourbon black vanilla. While this was simmering, our home exuded the most delightful smells, it made it hard not to pour a cup before it was ready :)

My husband brought me back bourbon black vanilla from his travels through the Indian Ocean. I like it’s scent and texture – it’s gorgeous and infuses this tea with the perfect notes of vanilla.

Ingredients
one gala apple (a sweet apple), quartered
a chunk of ginger ( 2 x 2 inches), roughly peeled
two cinnamon sticks
one half of a vanilla bean, sliced open
twelve cups of water
Fill a large pot with twelve cups of water, add all of your ingredients.
Bring water to a rolling boil. Then reduce to low heat. Cover and let simmer for one hour.
Enjoy as hot tea, or let tea cool to room temperature, transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate 
for thirty minutes and enjoy over ice with fresh apple slices.
I sip this tea hot or cold – you can taste all the exquisite flavors and reap the health benefits either way. With it’s combination of ginger, cinnamon, and apple, it really is a super tonic. So drink up!!
As you can see, Little A. had no hesitation in sticking his baby paws out for a taste.
Before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to express a BIG THANK YOU to Jessica Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior and to all of her lovely readers who have come by to say hello – what an honour to connect with you all. I had the privilege of being part of  Jessica’s FOODIE FRIDAY series and I would love if you would stop by and read my interview here :)  
Wishing you a beautiful, relaxing weekend!

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh Wow… this looks to be everything comforting, soothing and nurturing. I am definitely giving this a go! Thank you always for your lovely ideas! xo

  2. says

    Hi Emily, thanks for stopping by my place. I like it here, and plan to be back often!

    I love ginger tea, and make it often. My daughter always asks me to make ginger lemonade. I like how easy you can peel ginger with a spoon. The tea is good when you have a cold too…it just makes you feel better. I can imagine how good your tea is with the vanilla and apple! I gotta try it! Mmmm…

  3. says

    So happy to have stumbled on your blog this morning. This tea look delicious! I love the warmth in your pictures too! I wish I had a glass of this tea along with my breakfast. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Enjoy your week!

  4. Stephanie says

    Coming by from Daily Buzz.
    Pinning this and can’t wait to try it! I love the little hand that is trying to sneek into the pic. :)

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