Sweet Apple Iced Tea

Total Time:
2 hr 32 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 sweet apple tea bags (recommended: Celestial Seasonings Sweet Apple Chamomile)
  • 1 1/3 cups Vanilla Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Ice
  • Vanilla Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in 1/2 lengthwise and seeds removed
Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the tea bags. Allow the liquid to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the Vanilla Simple Syrup and stir. Pour the mixture into a glass pitcher. Add the apple and lemon slices and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Pour the tea into ice-filled glasses and serve.

Vanilla Simple Syrup:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, vanilla bean, and vanilla bean seeds. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.

Yield: 1 1/3cups


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