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It’s Time For Tea!

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Mix some zing into these creative brews!

Apple Cinnamon Ginger Tea

Makes 3-4 servings

1 1/2 Apples, roughly chopped

Juice from half a lemon

1 thumb-sized Ginger, peeled and sliced thinly

2 Cinnamon sticks

3 cups Water

4 Tbsps or to taste Honey

  1. Put about 2/3 of the chopped apples in a bowl with lemon juice. Reserve the rest for garnish. Toss until the apples are coated with juice.
  2. Put water, chopped apples, ginger, and cinnamon sticks in a pot. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the chopped apples, cinnamon sticks, and ginger slices from the pot.
  4. Using a strainer and spatula, squeeze the apple to get the excess juice. Put the extracted juice into the tea.
  5. Stir in honey and adjust sweetness according to taste. Garnish with chopped apples. Serve hot or pour over ice.

 

Ginger Lemongrass Iced Tea

Makes 6 servings

4 bags Rooibos tea

1 bundle Lemongrass stalks, sliced into ¼” rounds (about ¼ cup)

1 4” knob Ginger, sliced finely

6 cups Boiling water

*Honey, to taste

*Lemongrass stalks, for stirring

*Slices of lemon, for garnish

  1. Steep rooibos tea, lemongrass, and ginger in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Discard tea bags after. Allow tea to cool to room temperature, about one hour. You may strain to remove solids, or leave it overnight if you prefer a stronger ginger lemongrass flavor. Chill.
  2. To serve, pour iced tea in a pitcher with ice. Add honey to taste. Bruise a stalk of lemongrass by lightly crushing it with the side of a knife; use it as a stirrer. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

 

Recipes by Janelle Año (Ginger Lemongrass Iced Tea) and Yllaine Sabenecio (Apple Cinnamon Ginger Tea)

Photographed by Floyd Jhocson of Studio 100

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