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Apple Cinnamon Tea with Ginger

Warm your hands with this cozy apple cinnamon tea with ginger. Gala apples are simmered away and enhanced with cinnamon sticks and spicy ginger. Your whole house will smell like a fall-infused candle!

It costs less than a dollar per serving to make this tea. The recipe makes four servings for a total of $3.79 for the entire recipe.

If you have an abundance of apples right now, you may also enjoy these Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup.

Apple tea in a clear glass mug on a wood serving board.

What ingredients do you need to make apple cinnamon tea with ginger?

Can you believe you need less than 5 ingredients 👀?

Gala apples — these heart-shaped apples are sweet and crisp. If you cannot find Gala apples, you may use your favorite apple type.

Cinnamon sticks — I used Mexican cinnamon. Use what you can find, as long as it is NOT in powder form.

Ginger — will add health benefits such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, to name a few.

Pure maple syrup — will add the perfect natural sweetness. This ingredient is optional.

I am sipping some of this delicious apple cinnamon spice tea as I write this blog post. The whole house is SO cozy and smells fantastic!

All od the ingredients of this Apple Cinnamon Tea recipe in a pot ready to simmer on the stove top.

There is something so comforting and soothing about a warm glass of tea. This recipe is rich in all the classic fall flavors. The sweet apples with the cinnamon and ginger spices give you precisely what Fall should taste like in a cup.

With only five ingredients and ten minutes of prep time, this tea is simple to make and way better than store-bought. Cozy up with this Apple Tea on a cool, crisp night.

Ingredients and Cost

  • 2 gala apples – $1.46
  • 5-7 ginger pieces – $0.99
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks – $0.68
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup – $0.66
  • 4 ½ cups water – $0.00

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

Instructions

  1. First, place all of the ingredients into a large pot.
  2. Cook on medium-low heat for one hour. 
  3. Next, strain the liquid through a strainer or mesh cloth. 
  4. Finally, transfer the tea to a kettle or ladle it directly into a teacup.

Recipe Variations

  • During the holidays instead of water I add orange juice and add a few whole cloves.
  • This recipe doubles and triples nicely. Just make sure you use a big enough pot!
  • You can cook this reicpe in the slow cooker on LOW heat for 2-3 hours or HIGH for 1-2 hours.

Recipe FAQs

What is apple and cinnamon tea good for?

Apple Cinnamon Tea has multiple health benefits, so drink up! Apples are a good source of Vitamin C, while cinnamon is high in antioxidants. We drink it when nursing a sore throat. The tea may also help improve blood sugar levels.

How many calories are in apple cinnamon tea?

This recipe has 86 calories in 1 cup of tea.

The finished Apple Cinnamon Tea in a clear glass mug.

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The finished Apple Cinnamon Tea in a clear glass mug.
Apple Cinnamon Tea with Ginger
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Gala apple, simmered away and enhanced with cinnamon sticks, and spicy ginger slivers.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, ginger, maple, tea
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 86 kcal
Jillian: Jillian
Ingredients
  • 2 gala apples thinly sliced
  • 5-7 thinly sliced ginger pieces
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 ½ cups water
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a large pot.

  2. Turn the stove to medium-low heat. Place the lid over the pot partially covered. Cook for one hour. 

  3. When ready, place a super-fine strainer or mesh cloth over another pot and directly strain to discard the apples and spices. 

  4. Transfer the filtered tea to a kettle or ladle the tea right into the teacup. 

  5. Serve with a thin-sliced apple and cinnamon stick. 
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Tea with Ginger
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
86
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
16
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
164
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
54
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
43
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 Comments

  1. Could this be made ahead of time and then put in a crock pot on low for a party?

    1. Jillian says:

      Absolutely!

  2. Margie says:

    Made this tea the other day and it was delicious! Making it again the morning

    1. Jillian says:

      So glad you liked it! 🙂

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