It’s another cold night in New York. What started a warm 40 degree day dipped down to the teens as sun hovered over the horizon and beyond. As much as I love winter, these are days where I wish it were spring, minus the allergies.
Since the oscillating weather often leads to the beginning of a cold, I decided to make warm tea to keep my body temperature regulated, especially for night walks with my dog.
I’ve been on this kick with blood orange since they are so rare to come by and the local Fairway by my job was trying to sell its last batches. I bought a few and wanted to use leftover strawberries to make a sweet drink but turns out, it was eaten up!
So as I’m never without some sort of fruit on the dining table, I had an apple left and decided to make blood orange and apple bits in green tea. It’s what I call a virgin sangria with not as much sugar. It’s warm, a hint of sour, a hint of sweet, and perfect for an end of the night drink before cuddling up to escape the cold winter’s night.
- 2 blood oranges
- Half of an apple
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 green tea bags
- 4 cups of water
1. Boil 4 cups of water.
2. Squeeze the juice of 2 blood oranges.
3. Dice up half an apple.
4. Pour hot water and mix with blood orange juice, add honey and apple. Steep tea for about 2-4 minutes.
5. Serve hot for a very cold evening in.