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bjgeraghty September 13, 2022
I have been making this tea for a few years now,ever since I started making applesauce in my Instant Pot. It is delicious and nothing is wasted. This is identical to the recipe I've used. peels, cores including seeds. such a feeling of satisfaction!
LauraMaria R. January 28, 2016
I also use pineapple peels and core, boil them with plenty cinnamon and cloves, strain and refrigerate the liquid. When ready to serve, I just add some lemon juice and sugar or honey to taste. So refreshing!
Eric R. November 30, 2015
The food editor at our local newspaper just tweeted about apple peel tea, which led me to this recipe. I'm officially intrigued, and now know what to do with remnants from apple pie production! But also, I remember making a summery relative of this, with very thinly sliced Granny Smith apple steeped in green tea with fresh mint leaves. With fresh herbs widely available in many national grocery chains, certain ones like mint, tarragon and basil can be used to impart some mild sweetness without a lot of sugar.
Micki B. January 28, 2016
Thanks for the suggestion, I love the idea of apple, green tea, and mint or basil
Tonya October 26, 2015
Heard there is arsenic in Apple seeds. Do I need to take those out before boiling?
Fredrik B. October 26, 2015
It's cyanide, and in such extremely small amounts that you'd have to grind a generous amount into a paste and swallow it whole before you'd see any real effects from it.
Mary-Claire F. October 25, 2015
Oooooh, I currently have 4 bags of just picked apples that need to be turned into sauce, and I'll definitely be trying this!
Fredrik B. October 25, 2015
Would this work without sugar? I'm not overly fond of sweetened tea.
Micki B. October 26, 2015
It would probably work just fine. It might be a little more tart without the sweetness to balance it out, but if you don't like sweetened tea, I say proceed without it!
Liz September 13, 2022
I've been making apple tisane at home for decades, without any added sweeteners; works just fine!
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