Festive Spiced Mulled-Tea

Festive Spiced Mulled-Tea

The Christmas festivities are hotting up! Nativities, carol concerts and pantomimes abound! This delicious spiced tea fits in perfectly! It’s perfect for warming you up on a snowy day, it’s great for sharing with friends (especially for those who don’t drink mulled wine), goes perfect with roasted chestnuts or actually it’s pretty good at anytime! 😛

Gather

  • 1 litre cold water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1 whole medium eating apple
  • 1 teabag (earl grey works well)

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    Ingredients for your festive spiced mulled-tea! 🙂

Prepare

  1. Put the cold water in a pan with the cinnamon, star anise, juniper and vanilla. Bring to the boil then simmer for 1-2 minutes.

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    Add the spices to cold water then bring to the boil.

  2. While the water is boiling, wash then finely chop your apple. I used a spiraliser but finely chopping or rough grating works fine too. Make sure you keep the whole apple – juice, core and skin. Add the complete apple to the pan, return to the boil then simmer for 4-5 minutes.

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    Add all of the apple to the pan and continue to simmer.

  3. Get a timer and add the teabag for one minute. Carefully remove from the pan, squeeze into the pan and discard the teabag.
  4. Turn the heat off and let the mulled-tea cool for a few minutes before straining into a heatproof jug.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve hot in mugs with slices of citrus.
  • Cool and serve over crushed ice.
  • Add a splash of your favourite tipple (rum or brandy would work well).
  • Store in the fridge and reheat as needed.

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • 1 litre cold water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1 whole medium eating apple
  • 1 teabag (earl grey works well)

Prepare

  1. Put the cold water in a pan with the cinnamon, star anise, juniper and vanilla. Bring to the boil then simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  2. While the water is boiling, wash then finely chop your apple. I used a spiraliser but finely chopping or rough grating works fine too. Make sure you keep the whole apple – juice, core and skin. Add the complete apple to the pan, return to the boil then simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Get a timer and add the teabag for one minute. Carefully remove from the pan, squeeze into the pan and discard the teabag.
  4. Turn the heat off and let the mulled-tea cool for a few minutes before straining into a heatproof jug.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve hot in mugs with slices of citrus.
  • Cool and serve over crushed ice.
  • Add a splash of your favourite tipple (rum or brandy would work well).
  • Store in the fridge and reheat as needed.

 

 

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  • pinkiebag 16th December 2015 at 15:44

    Oh this tea is a real festive treat. I love the fact that it uses earl grey tea. I would have mine hot. Thanks for sharing.
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    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 16th December 2015 at 17:38

      Thank you Chloe 🙂 Hopefully you’ll get around to making it… And add it to your favourite tea list! 🙂

      Reply
  • Elaine @ foodbod 16th December 2015 at 19:10

    Lovely! I love all of the flavours x

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 16th December 2015 at 22:41

      Thanks Elaine 🙂 I’ve just had another glass! 🙂 yumyum x

      Reply
  • Susan Edelman 20th December 2015 at 16:50

    Mmmm! Warm and healthy!

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  • Sophie33 4th January 2016 at 19:11

    A lovely tea that I made today, past the holiday season but I still have my christmas tree in the house! 🙂
    This was a wonderful hot drink! I really enjoyed it & so did my husband Peter! xxx

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 5th January 2016 at 22:05

      Thank you Sophie 🙂 It’s great that you and Peter enjoyed this… hopefully you’re back to full health now. x

      Reply
      • Sophie33 6th January 2016 at 08:36

        I am, Thanks, I am going back to voluntary work, tomorrow afternoon.

        Reply
  • toozesty 6th February 2016 at 00:41

    This looks so yummy! I’m always happy to try a new tea drink.

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 6th February 2016 at 13:52

      Thank you 🙂 Let me know what you think if you try it! 🙂

      Reply

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