Grandma's Apple Tea


In Russia, the apple season begins on St. Ilia's day, August 2. Here is the sweet, hot apple tea drink my grandma still makes for chilly autumn evenings.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups hot black tea

  • 4 cups boiling water

  • 4 tablespoons raw sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 large apple - peeled, cored and quartered


  1. Pour tea into large wide-rimmed cups or 1-pint soup bowls, filling them about half full. Dilute with freshly boiled water to a golden color; add 1 tablespoon sugar per cup.

  2. Place an apple quarter in each cup. Stir and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can use caster sugar instead of raw. Use more sugar if your apple isn't very sweet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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