Fall is a fun time to bring your little ones into the kitchen with you. Warm delicious scents fill the air, there are tons of great treats to be made, and it is a wonderful bonding experience.
If they don’t have much experience yet with your kids in the kitchen, one of the easiest things to start with is beverages. It’s a simple way to get their feet wet with measuring, stirring, and exploring new flavors.
Apple Tea is Perfect to Make with the Kids in Fall!
We’ve discovered an easy Apple Tea recipe that’s perfect for a Fall afternoon.
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Easy Autumn Apple Tea Recipe
My sweet girl loves to help in the kitchen! So early in the day, my daughter and I decided to make a batch of tea we could enjoy outdoors later in the afternoon. (Since we live in Florida, we spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the break in the heat when the temperatures dip.)
She felt so proud, helping me make a “grown-up” drink such as tea. But I used decaffeinated black tea bags, so this Apple Tea is actually very kid-friendly!
How Kids Can Help Make Apple Tea:
Here are some of the tea-making tasks kids can help with…
- measuring the apple juice and pouring it into the saucepan
- unwrapping each of the tea bags
- stirring the juice on the stove (**with very careful supervision)
- slicing the apple using our kid-friendly apple cutter
- pushing the cloves into the skin-side of the apple wedges we used for garnish
You can enjoy your Autumn Apple Tea hot or cold. If you’re wanting cold, iced tea, let it cool to room temperature, then pop it in the refrigerator to cool completely.
Print this Easy Autumn Apple Tea Recipe:
Easy Autumn Apple Tea Recipe
- In a saucepan, heat juice to just boiling.
- Remove juice from heat and add tea bags. Cover and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeeze over the saucepan to catch the extra, then discard tea bags.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. (Monitor closely if a child helps with stirring.)
- Enjoy your apple tea hot, as is, or cooled and with ice. If you prefer cool, allow the tea to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator to cool completely
For apple garnish:
- Have your child push some cloves into the skin-side of each apple wedge.
- Cut a small slice into the flesh of each apple wedge, but do not cut all the way through. Add an apple wedge to each glass of tea, sliding it's cut area over the edge of the glass.
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