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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Turkish Apple Tea

(Elma Cayi)

Turkish Apple Tea
2 red apples, cut in 4 or 6 (do not peel and do not remove the seeds)
1 orange, cut in 4 or 6 (do not peel)
1 stick cinnamon
2 whole cloves
4 cup water

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer until the fruits are tender. Strain into the bowl pushing gently with the back of the spoon to remove all the liquid. Then pour into the tea glasses.

If you like, you may sweeten it with honey.

Apple Tea
Apple Tea speeds up metabolism increases the amount of urine. It makes people who have weight problem throw edema. Boil the orange with its skin which contains citric acid. Citric acid is also available in medication for losing weight.

Thanks to the mineral salts found in Apple Tea that act as urine remover and blood cleaner. In addition, it strengthens the body against uric acid and rheumatism.

Vitamins and mineral salts gives energy and freshness. The presence of vitamin A keeps the respiratory tract, nerve system, blood vessels and the skin healthy.

Apple Tea strengthens both the heart and stomach.

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25 Comments:

At 5:25 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Wow! Will try it, Insha'Allah.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger lazy b said...

I'm really looking forward to try this! Yum!!

 
At 4:35 AM, Blogger Mrs. Kolca said...

yummy drink on a cold afternoon.. and very easy to make, too! :D

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger karin said...

i made it last night , and drinking it right now. its delicious. i didnt have a stick of cinnamon,so put powder instead. next batch, im going to increase the measurements. thanks

 
At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Lezize said...

Is there Turkish version of this blog?

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

On the site, on the right, please click on "Turkce".

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe; however, it tasted bitter. Is it supposed to taste bitter? If not, what do you think could have caused that?

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
If you have omitted the part "Strain into the bowl pushing gently with the back of the spoon to remove all the liquid" , then it may be bitter. You need to crush the orange to remove all the juice inside.

 
At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply. I retried by pressing onto the apples and oranges as you suggested; it did the trick. And what a delicious tea it was this time around.

 
At 2:31 PM, Anonymous mimi said...

its' beautiful
thank you for the recette
kiss mimi

 
At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to suggest this to a friend who suffers from gout.

 
At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Binnur, thank you for your wonderful recipes. I just wanted to clarify - this tea is ingested while still hot, correct?

Thanks.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
It is usually ingested hot but if you want you can also have it cold.

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many turkish çay cups can I feel up w/ this recipe? Thank you!

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Approximately 5-6 Turkish cay bardagi:)

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous TrafalgarSue said...

Thanks for this recipe. I tried Turkish Apple Tea last night at at Turkish restaurant. I felt good inside after drinking it. Can't wait to make it myself.

 
At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, can i ask a silly question - what is a clove? clove of what? fresh or dried? thx!

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Clove (Spice) Description
Cloves are the immature unopened flower buds of a tropical tree. When fresh, they are pink, dried, they turn to a rust-brown colour. Measuring 12-16 mm (1/2”-5/8”) long, they resemble small nails, with a tapered stem. The large end of the clove is the four-pointed flower bud.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Stuart said...

My family are just back from a holiday in Turkey & let me try some tea they bought, tasted great just like your receipe. I was just wondering how long can you keep it? Can it be kept in the fridge & then reheated?

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Stuart,
You can keep it in the fridge, then have a cold drink on hot Summer days:) would not recommend to reheat any brewed tea.

 
At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried this recipe this morning, it was superb!!! your website is awesome!

please add more turkish tea recipes. love the health benefits the teas offer.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Thank you:)Okay, I'll post more Turkish tea recipes:):)

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to Turkey during the hot season. The tea sounds delicious but wonder if it's a good idea to drink something that will increase urine.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
If you drink the whole batch it is like eating 2 apples:) But if you have some concerns about the apple tea, you need to consult your doctor.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Thomas Tinney said...

Amazing!

 

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