1/3 cup crystallized ginger
1 tablespoons whole allspice
1 tablespoons whole cloves
2 cups crisp dried apple chips OR dried apples
12 sticks (2 1/2 to 3 inch each) cinnamon
16 white and/or green tea bags
Divide ginger, allspice and cloves among the infusers of four glass teapots.(If teapots don’t have infusers, cut four 7 to 8 inch squares of double thick cotton cheesecloth. Divide ginger, allspice and cloves among cheesecloth squares. Tie closed with clean kitchen string.) Divide apple chips and cinnamon sticks among teapots. Cover; attach 4 tea bags and serving instructions to each gift.
Makes 4 gift mixers, 4 servings per mix.
Tip: Look for apple chips with no added oils or sugar.
To Make Tea: In medium pan, mix spice bag, cinnamon sticks, and 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add apple chips and tea bags to spiced water mixture. Let tea steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, spice bags, and cinnamon sticks.
Stainless Steel – Single Cup – Perfect Strainer for Loose Leaf Tea