Elma Çayi (Turkish Apple Tea)

Elma Çayi (turkish Apple Tea) Recipe

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From various online sites including turkishcookbook.com. Late summer apple varieties are making their debut in local markets here. Notice that there is no added sugar in the beverage although you can add some sugar if you wish.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3-4 (estimated)
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2
apples, washed well and cut into quarters, do not remove the peel, core or seeds (variety and color not specified although red apples were tested)
1
orange, flesh of (zest it first and use the zest for garnish)
1
piece of orange peel (about 2-3" inch strip)
1
stick cinnamon
2
whole cloves
4 c
filtered water
1 tsp
rose water, to taste (my addition and optional)
ice cubes
fresh mint, for garnish
orange zest, for garnish
sugar, to sweeten (if desired)

How to Make Elma Çayi (Turkish Apple Tea)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place the apples, oranges, orange peel, cinnamon stick, whole cloves and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • 2Reduce the heat to LOW and simmer until the apples are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  • 3Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a non-reactive bowl pushing gently with the back of a wooden spoon to extract all the liquid. Stir in the rose water. Set aside to cool briefly about 10 minutes.
  • 4Pour the juice again [through a fine mesh strainer] into the drinking glasses filled with ice cubes. Garnish with fresh mint, orange zest and sweeten to taste.

    Makes about 3 (8 ounce) servings.

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About Elma Çayi (Turkish Apple Tea)

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Middle Eastern




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