Drinks Recipes

Cozy Apple Tea with Cinnamon and Clove


Nestle your hands around a warm mug of cozy Apple Tea with aromatic cinnamon and cloves. A drizzle of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness and all apples are welcome.

Those store-bought teas are great, but making homemade tea is fantastic! Not only is it really, really healthy for you— but your whole entire kitchen will smell AAMAZING! Kind of like a fall-scented candle.

Ingredients to Make Apple Tea

Apple Tea Ingredients

The ingredients listed are in no particular order.

Apples— any apple used will be great. I used granny smith apple for a slight tartness. There is no need to peel off the skin.

Cinnamon—use a cinnamon stick, not the powder. The sticks can have a spicier note and can be removed in the end if needed.

Cloves—I mean does any other spice say winter is coming? It pairs perfectly with apples and anything “fall-esk”.

Honey—will add additional sweetness. However, feel free to be content with the all-natural sweetness of the apples.

Tips and Variations

Don’t boil the apples on high. This will only break the apples apart creating watery apple sauce. Low and slow is key.

Add fresh turmeric, ginger, or even dried lavender. All would work great here.

Let’s make some warm and cozy Apple Tea!!

Pouring hot apple tea into a cup

Cozy Apple Tea with Cinnamon and Clove

Fresh apple tea from scratch. Made with tart granny smith apples, aromatic cinnamon, and cloves. A drizzle of honey adds the perfect all-natural sweetness.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple tea, cinnamon apple tea, apple tea from scratch
Servings: 4
Author: By Ashley Altan


  • 2 apples, diced into large cubes I used tart granny smith
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks my favorite is Mexican cinnamon
  • honey as desired


  • In your favorite tea kettle or small saucepan, add 4 cups of filtred water, cubed apples, cinnamon, cloves, and desired amount of honey. Turn on the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • When ready, pour directly into mug of choice. Garnish with a few thin-sliced apples on top or a cinnamon stick. Enjoy while hot.


There is no need to peel the apples. 
Other all-natural sweetener options:
  • Agave
  • Coconut sugar
  • Pure Maple syrup
The tea may add pieces of apple into the cup. If this sounds undesirable, feel free to strain before enjoying. 
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