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Published October 30th 2012
Apple Peel Herbal Tea
I love eating apples. The apple skin not so much; I prefer peeling it away to get to the delicious insides. So for most of my life I've had to waste apple skins. Not anymore though, since I've discovered you can make a tisane (herbal tea) using the peels.
I used the peel of one apple to make this. You can use any type of apples (of the red and green variety) but if you use red peels, you'll get a nice pinkish tint to the tea. I used the apple peel of a Fuji apple (it wasn't particularly red) so I ended up with this apple juice look-a-like hue.
All you need to do is to toss the apple peels into a saucepan of water and let it simmer for several minutes. I wanted my tisane to be more concentrated with the flavour of apple so I tried not to use too much water so that it wasn't too diluted. I also left it simmering for a good 15 minutes to allow the flavour of the apple peels to seep through into the tea.
The tisane tastes fruity and you can taste a little hint of apple juice. The tea is light and fragrant, perfect for apple-lovers.To make this drink sweeter, you can choose to add honey or sugar. If you have a cinnamon stick lying around, feel free to add it in as well to give that extra flavour.