What do you love most about fall? When we surveyed our Wellness Wednesday readers, they unanimously said Fall Spices! Something about those clouds, the colder weather, and the shorter days have us looking for ways to warm up and spice up dishes.
While we have shared our favorite way to make chai tea along with our favorite Golden Milk latte recipe, we haven’t yet shared our favorite way to drink this apple tea in the fall. This Paleo Caramel Apple Tea recipe is sure to beat out Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato, hands down. With a lot fewer calories and a whole lot more flavor, not only will you enjoy this drink, but your waist will thank you for it as well.
Turkish Apple Tea
If you visiting Turkey, you might stumble upon this apple tea made from fresh apples. Usually, this tea is brewed at home rather than something purchased at the store. Dried apples or dried apple powder is used to steep this unique Turkish Apple tea. While it is common to add sugar to it if desired, milk is rarely, if ever added. This tea comes served in a small tulip-shaped glass and is a delicacy for sure. While the Turks drink black tea, usually from tea bags, this apple tea is a homemade tradition. While this traditional apple tea is pretty tasty all in its own rite, we are taking this base tea and adding something extra special to it, cinnamon!
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Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamon must be the tastiest bark of any tree, for we would certainly not have as many fantastic baked goods as we do without it. Two main types of cinnamon are used in the United States: Cassia and Ceylon.
Ceylon cinnamon comes from the Sir Lanka area (also known as Ceylon), while Cassia comes from Southern China. Ceylon is a sweeter spice than its Cassia counterpart, which tends to be used in more savory culinary dishes. But which is the best to use when it comes to getting the most health benefits?
The answer is that while both kinds can be beneficial, Ceylon is the best to use over the long term because the harmful ingredient coumarin is contained in more significant amounts in Cassia Cinnamon. Yet both types have many benefits, such as:
- Aiding toothaches
- Blood moving
- Diabetes (insulin resistance)
- Acts as a simulating herb
We have talked a lot more about the benefits of cinnamon over in our discussion about caffeine and chai spices. Cinnamon is among our favorite herbs; in fact, we have a 3-page download on everything cinnamon available in our Herbal Studio & Communi-tea.
We have apple tea, and now we have cinnamon! It’s time to dive into the recipe and turn these two ingredients into a fabulous tasting drink. Move on over Apple Crisp Macchiato!
Paleo Caramel Apple Cider Tea Latte
- 1 can coconut cream
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- Pinch Salt
- 2 ½ tsp arrowroot starch
- 12 oz brewed Apple Cider Fixin Organic Loose Leaf Tea
- 1 cup milk of choice, frothed
- 2 tbsp natural apple cider
- Combine the coconut cream and coconut sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
- Add a pinch of salt and the arrowroot starch and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, whisking frequently.
- Once the caramel has thickened remove from heat and let cool completely.
- Divide the brewed tea and natural apple cider into serving mugs then add a tablespoon of the caramel into each mug, stir until combined.
- If desired, froth a ½ cup of milk and add to each mug spooning the froth on top.
- Drizzle each mug with caramel and enjoy.
I’m not sure about you, but with the rain coming down and the darker days, I’m more than ready for a hot caramel apple tea! I might even cheat and use this pre-made paleo honey caramel sauce and then maybe plop some paleo marshmallows on top for good measure!
If you would love more tea drink ideas, make sure you grab our free Cooking with Tea E-book! I’m curious, though, what is your favorite way to drink tea in the fall? Do you add anything to your tea, mix it up a bit or just drink it ‘black’? Let me know in the comments below!
Other blog posts to enjoy:
- How to make Paleo Thai Tea
- Sweet Hibiscus Tea Lemonade
- Green Tea Mint Julep Recipe
- Irish Coffee with Chicory Root Tea
- Floral Tea Simple Syrup
- Peach Kombucha-Rita
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