There has been a sudden boom in the market when it comes to different kinds of teas, in the past 5 -7 years. First came green tea and then it was followed by black tea versions, oolong tea, and other organic teas which are made of flowers, matcha, fruits, activated carbon and the list goes on. This also includes apple spiced black tea which is black tea mixed with dried apple and spices like cinnamon. Each tea has a bevy of benefits and apple spiced tea is no different. It has the goodness of so many elements which is why some tea lovers recommend it to others. I take you down the benefits road which will baffle you as a mere cup of hot drink can do so much for your health. So scroll down to know more.

This tea is considerately quite new to the market. It is a warm tea which has a soothing fragrance and effect when you sip on it. It is said to help in weight loss and keep you healthy in the winter season. It is a concoction of apples, spices, and black tea. 

Diabetes

The tea has some healthy compounds in it which work on your blood sugar levels in the body. It is said that one cup a day is rather helpful in dealing with diabetes. 

Inflammation & Pain Relief

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The spices in the tea include cinnamon, cloves, sometimes bits of ginger, black pepper and cayenne pepper as well. Due to these spices, the tea has the presence of antioxidants and other polyphenols which may help in reducing inflammation and provide pain relief. Some Herbalists say that cayenne pepper spice, which is a major source of inflammation pain-fighting capsaicin, is excellent for arthritis or bursitis.

Cloves in the tea are known for being anti-inflammatory which helps in relieving gum pain and sore throats. It is a good source of vitamin K and C and also magnesium. 

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Constipation

If you have the tea in the morning, it is said to work on your digestive system especially if you have constipation.  

Bone Health

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The goodness of apples is said to add a high value to the tea as it has great amounts of potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and sodium. These nutrients help in building strong bones.

Heart Health

The active ingredients of apple tea help in reducing the bad cholesterols in the body, which lowers the blood pressure. Drinking apple tea regularly can protect your heart from various types of diseases.

Vision

The tea has flavonoids which are said to help in preventing eye-related diseases especially as you age.

Immunity

The antioxidants in the tea help in boosting your immunity by helping fight many types of diseases and infections. Something we really need amid the pandemic COVID 19. The spices in the tea boost the immunity factor further adding their antioxidants level to that of the apple. 

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How To Make Apple Spiced Tea

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 apple
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags or 3 tsp loose black tea
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 cloves
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 4 crushed black peppers

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Method

  • Take a saucer and boil the water in it. 
  • Add finely chopped apple to it (de-seeded).
  • Boil it for a bit.
  • Now, on a low flame, add the spices and stir well and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now turn off the flame and dip in the black tea. If using loose black tea leaves then place the infuser with the tea leaves in it and keep it for 3 minutes. 
  • Drink in a tall glass and enjoy.

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