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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Turkish Apple Tea

(Elma Cayi)

Turkish Apple Tea
2 red apples, do not peel and do not remove the seeds, cut in 4 or 6
1 orange, do not peel, cut in 4 or 6
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 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.


At 5:02 PM, Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a fabulous drink! I love the idea!



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...

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?


At 7:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

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


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