Sweet Apple Iced Tea

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 32 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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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

  1. 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.
  2. Pour the tea into ice-filled glasses and serve.

Vanilla Simple Syrup:

  1. 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.
  2. Yield: 1 1/3cups
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