I starting making iced tea recently and I love it. The iced tea I made used white tea. I thought for some reason that white tea didn’t have caffeine. Anyway, after a night of not sleeping too well and wondering “Why am I not tired?”, I googled, “white tea” and “caffeine”. Apparently, white tea does in fact have caffeine so in addition to my already high intake of caffeine, I was drinking all of the iced tea with caffeine! I wanted to make a tea that was sweet, easy and that was decaf so I can enjoy it at night without worrying that it would affect my sleep. I saw a cranberry apple tea that was decaf and looked like it would be good base for iced tea.
Here is how I made it:
6 cups of water, separated
1 apple (cut in large slices)
1 cinnamon stick
4 bags of cranberry apple tea
1/2 cup of apple juice
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
1. Pour 2 cups of water, apple juice, apple (cut up), sugar and the cinnamon stick in a pot. Once the water comes to a boil, take off heat and add tea bags. Let steep for 4-6 minutes.
2. Drain and reserve the liquid.
3. Pour in pitcher. Let cool in fridge.
5. Add remaining water and ice.
6. Drink. Yum.