iced tea

This apple iced tea recipe combines the sweet notes of crisp apples with the flavorful elements of black tea and cinnamon. Store bought iced-teas are often loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. Even those labeled as "all-natural" or "real-brewed" can still have unhealthy additives. Instead of purchasing a store-bought iced tea, enjoy this guilt-free all-natural recipe from viewer Wendy!

2 quarts bottled spring water
8 standard black tea bags
pinch of baking soda
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 medium crisp apples, cut into thin wedges
1 large cinnamon stick

1. Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle. 


2. Put tea bags in a deep, heat-proof bowl or large teapot.


3. As soon as the water begins to boil, pour over tea bags; stir and let stand 4 minutes.


4. Add a pinch of baking soda. Remove tea bags/ 


5. Put lemons, apples, and cinnamon in a pitcher. Pour tea over fruit. Let steep at least 10 minutes before serving.


6. Serve over ice and enjoy!