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Spiced Tea - Apple Peel Edition

After baking, apple peels are often left behind. It's worth making spiced tea from them. The aroma of spices — cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, or whichever you choose — fills the house while the tea warms you up, and the apple peels avoid ending up in the trash.

Ingredients for one person:

woman is holding a full mug of tea

Peels of 2 organic apples

3 dl water

One cinnamon stick

One cardamom pod, if available

A few cloves, if at home

Sugar, honey, or any sweetener of your choice

Place the peels with a cinnamon stick and other spices of your liking in a small saucepan to simmer. I simmer them for about 10 minutes. Then, I pour it into a mug, sweeten it, and sip it slowly.

The peels of red apples lose their color during cooking, but in return, the tea turns into a pinkish-red hue.

About the chef

Panni Vas is the writer and photographer behind the “Fenn, a messzi Északon” - in English: Up North, far far away - blog.

"Striving towards an eco-conscious and minimalist lifestyle, waste reduction, and embracing the simple but good things in life are important for me. Within this, my favorites include slow food and quick but healthy and delicious meals made from preferably seasonal and local ingredients."


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