feastoffridaysAre you in the mood for some iced tea that will really wake up your taste buds?  Try our Zingy Apple Tea!  It’s awesome.

Ingredients:

3 bags cinnamon herbal tea

3 cups boiling water (be careful!)

Several cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves, or 3 tsp. ground cloves, or to taste

1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice

1 5-oz jar Texas Apple Pepper Jelly

What to do:

In a medium saucepan, combine apple juice, pepper jelly, cloves, and one of the cinnamon sticks, and bring to a boil over high heat.  then reduce the heat to low and simmer for ten more minutes.

While that mixture is immering, bring the water to a boil and then remove from heat and drop in the tea bags.  Allow to steep for about 7 minutes.  Remove and discard the tea bags.

Strain the cloves and cinnamon stick from the first mixture, and stir both mixtures together.  We like it best cold, but lots of people like this tea hot, too.  Use the extra cinnamon sticks for stirring.

Drink up!