Green Tea Apple Spice Drink

This infusion can be a soothing antidote on a chilly winter day -- but it's equally delicious chilled and served on ice.
Body+Soul, January/February 2010
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Total Time 20 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4 to 6
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  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, seeded and coarsely chopped, plus slices for serving
  • 4 strips orange zest, from 1/2 orange
  • 1/3 cup loose green tea


  1. Combine water, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, apple, and orange zest in medium pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes.

  2. Cover, remove from heat, and let steep 15 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve over the green tea leaves, pressing all the juices from the apple. Let steep for 1 minute. Strain out
    the tea, reheat if necessary, and serve. Garnish with apple slices.

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