Apple-flavored teas are enjoyed year round but become especially popular in the Fall, a time in the U.S. when apples are typically harvested. They are also featured in a number of caffeine-free herbal mixes.
Start with Granny Green Apple Green Tea, which blends a luscious green tea with bits of green apple. It’s deliciously refreshing, like biting into a real apple, and the all natural fruity flavor is perfect for any time of day. Each sip will give you that Autumn aura where the heat of Summer fades into cooler days and nights that lead into that time when growing things rest.
If you prefer a black tea version, try Apple Spice black tea with a flavor that is straight from the orchard blending with the taste of natural, high-grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5,500 feet above sea level and no chemical aftertaste. Generally, you would enjoy a tea like this without milk, but you might try a little with milk just to see if it suits you. Either way, you will be transported with each sip to a place of serenity and calm, like when the labors of harvest are ended and before the canning and baking begin.
Go caffeine-free and fruity with Lady Hannah’s Whole Fruit Herbalwhere apple blends with a virtual fruit market for palate-pleasing flavor. Lemon, strawberry, hibiscus, rosehip, pineapple pieces, papaya pieces, brambleberries, strawberry pieces, blackberries, raspberries, and other natural flavors join in the fun. Steep for at least 5 minutes, and preferably 7 minutes, in boiling water to bring out the full flavors of each fruit. Once ready, this hot beverage can be sipped slowly to get the most of all those fruits and let them dance on your tongue. They will remind you of warm tropical nights while at the same time have you longing for that comfy sweater you stored away last Spring.
Of course, you can also stick with a nice tea to have with an apple-y dessert. Try cinnamon-flavored tea, Darjeeling, Dragonwell, Ceylon, Earl Grey, Yunnan, or Ti Kuan Yin. Enjoy any of these with a slice of apple pie, warmed and topped with a nice slice of slightly melted cheddar cheese or with a scoop of vanilla or even a big dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Gee, I have a sudden hankering to go bake an apple pie. Wait a minute… it will pass… ah, that’s better! I’ll just head to the local bakery now.
Enjoy your apple tea time!
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