Apple Cinnamon tea is not only a seasonal drink. It’s delicious in any season, but coolness of late autumn and winter days undeniably brings out the magic in this amazing tea. As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps doctor away. And if there is some cinnamon added, there couldn’t be a better winter drink to bring a smile to a face. Can apple tea improve health?

Apple Cinnamon Tea Benefits

Apple Cinnamon tea can be made in a different way, both by using fresh and dried apple pieces, with or without the peel or even with the peel only, and cinnamon bark. Some Apple Cinnamon teas contain real tea too, such as black, green or oolong. Would it still be as popular if it didn’t have any benefits? Undoubtedly yes. Cinnamon as a spice is an ingredient in many dishes and drinks. Besides great lightly spicy, lightly sweet flavor, it has many potential benefits. There are different types of cinnamon, with Ceylon and Chinese being the most popular and widespread ones.

What is apple cinnamon tea good for?

Of all Cinnamon types, it’s believed that the Ceylon cinnamon may be the healthiest one. Unlike other types of cinnamon, It contains low levels of coumarin. However, coumarin is not only found in cinnamon. It’s a common compound of many plants, including green tea – on of the healthiest drinks in the world. It gives a specific “sweet-herbaceous and cherry-flower like odor.[1]” Unless taken in excessive quantities, it may have numerous benefits such as anticoagulant function, treatments of cancer and anti-inflammatory properties[2]. Cinnamon is a warming spice and may also help to increase the blood flow and keep warm, and may help reduce blood pressure. However, coumarin is a compound that may cause liver damage if taken in larger quantities. Thus, Ceylon cinnamon is often considered healthier, and more suitable for children than regular cinnamon.

Apples, on the other hand, are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Unless you are using organic apples, it may be better to peel the skin and using apple flesh only. Wash the apples thoroughly before cutting and boiling.

Apple Cinnamon Tea

Is Apple tea good for weight loss?

Apples and apple cider vinegar are often a top choice for weight loss purposes. As fruit, they are nutrient rich and contain low calories, as vinegars, they may prevent spikes in blood sugar[3] and result in a moderate weight loss[4]. To add extra benefits to apple tea, try making tea freshly cut apples and mixing it with green or oolong tea.

How many carbs are in apple cinnamon tea?

Apple cinnamon tea contains almost zero carbs. It is made from fresh or dried fruits and spices with or without real tea and you can avoid sugar completely. Premade blend contain almost zero calories if no sugar was added.

Apple Cinnamon Tea Recipes

Need an extra inspiration for a delicious apple winter drink? Try an easy apple cinnamon tea recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Tea with Rum

Apples and cinnamon are strong enough to match the flavor of rum. Blend it with rooibos or strong black tea and add a splash of milk at the end. This recipe is suitable for making a tea latte too. The type of apples you are using will influence the final flavor.

Ingredients:

  • ½ to 1 apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons of rooibos herbal tea or black tea
  • Dark cooking rum
  • Milk (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

Instructions:

Wash and peel the apple. Add water, apple pieces, cinnamon and tea into a pan and boil over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Water will reduce to give you about one cup of tea. Strain and pour into a cup. Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of dark rum and optional ingredients.

Extra tip: Use a premade Apple Cinnamon Herbal blend with rooibos, apple pieces and cinnamon.

Apple Cinnamon Herbal

Apple Cinnamon Herbal

Mulled Apple Cider Tea

This easy Mulled Apple Cider tea recipe is a great alternative for regular mulled drinks. Change the amount of spices to get a desired strength.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of strong black tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 cloves
  • One slice of dried orange
  • 2 cups of apple cider

Instructions:

Add apple cider, black tea and spices to a pan and boil over low heat for 10 minutes. Strain.

Apple Cinnamon Green Tea

Apples, cinnamon and green tea with an addition of other spices make for a light warming drink. You can exclude spices and use apples and green tea only.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of Gunpowder green tea
  • 1-2 fresh apples, peeled and cut into pieces
  • ½ inch of ginger
  • 1-2 cardamon pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions:

Add all ingredients except green tea to a pan and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add tea leaves and steep for another 3 minutes. Strain and serve.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is not to diagnose or treat any diseases, or to replace an opinion of a professional doctor. Never self-treat any diseases, or drink large quantities of tea, real or herbal, if you are suffering from serious diseases, are pregnant or breastfeeding. As every person is different, it’s impossible to make a general statement about the benefits or side-effects.

References:

[1] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881460801073X

[2] https://www.longdom.org/open-access/therapeutic-role-of-coumarins-and-coumarinrelated-compounds-2157-7544-5-130.pdf

[3] https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/apple-cider-vinegar-diet-does-it-really-work-2018042513703

[4] https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/apple-cider-vinegar-diet-does-it-really-work-2018042513703

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