It’s a New Day!

So, things changed in the Murray world quite a bit since the COVID-19 pandemic. You know, things like online learning (a.ka. home schooling) for the older two kiddies, running after and entertaining a 2 year old, preparing for a 4th bundle. This said, I am taking a break from ‘done for you’ and custom desserts until the fall. Joining the mailing list so you can be in the know about what’s coming soon. HINT; bougie decadence delivered to your front door. Yasss!

HONEY APPLE ICED TEA
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HONEY APPLE ICED TEA

It’s been warm in the GTA for about a week now which has been fantastic.  With just a few ingredients, you too can sip on this refreshing drink all day long. This Honey Apple Iced Tea really did hit the spot.  It is super refreshing.  You will not be disappointed.

 

The earthy floral notes of the honey comes through at the end after experiencing the crisp and fresh apple flavour all brought together by rich orange pekoe black tea.  What’s also great about this Honey Apple Iced Tea recipe is you can adjust the sweetness as you see fit and spike it too.  Bougiefy your drink by adding a lemon slice or two along with a mint sprig.

Iced Tea Story:

I made this iced tea on the day that marked the one year anniversary of the passing of one of my dear cousins.  She was like my little girl.  Oh I loved her so. She was taken from us way too soon.  I was having a pretty rough time and needed to immerse myself in my passion.

While shooting, my husband walks though the door with our 2 year old.  I hear her running in as she screams her older brother’s name at the top of her lungs.  She finds him and gives him a big hug.   It didn’t stop there.  I was crouching down low to the floor as I was getting my last couple of shots in.  She sees me and screams; “Mommy!”  She runs full force and almost knocks me over.   She then sees her older Sister and oh my goodness! The explosion of excitement, love and joy! She seems to channel Usain Bolt, runs and leaps into her Sister’s arms.  They close their eyes as they grip each other tightly and swing around in circles.  Oh the giggles! The world stood still for a few moments.

This is what my dear cousin taught our family to appreciate; love.  She exuded love.  She spoke love. She loved loved.  I say all this to encourage you as well as myself to cherish every moment as best we can.  Let’s keep a short list of wrongs and live a life that is love exemplified.

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time12 mins
 2 cups water
 2 Orange Pekoe tea bags
 2 ⅓ cups 100% apple juice
 2 -3 tbsp honey
 apples chopped in small chunks (optional)
 lemon thinly sliced (optional)
 mint sprigs (optional)
1

In a small saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

2

Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.

3

Remove tea bags. Place hot liquid in a pitcher and refrigerate until cool (up to 1 hour).

4

Add apple juice and honey; stir until honey is fully incorporated in liquid.

5

Pour in ice filled glasses garnished with apple chunks, lemon slices and mint sprigs (if using).

Ingredients

 2 cups water
 2 Orange Pekoe tea bags
 2 ⅓ cups 100% apple juice
 2 -3 tbsp honey
 apples chopped in small chunks (optional)
 lemon thinly sliced (optional)
 mint sprigs (optional)

Directions

1

In a small saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

2

Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.

3

Remove tea bags. Place hot liquid in a pitcher and refrigerate until cool (up to 1 hour).

4

Add apple juice and honey; stir until honey is fully incorporated in liquid.

5

Pour in ice filled glasses garnished with apple chunks, lemon slices and mint sprigs (if using).

HONEY APPLE ICED TEA

 

Recipe Notes:

-Feel free to get creative and use your favourite black tea.

-Adjust the sweetness as you see fit.

-An ounce of dark rum would go fantastically well in this drink.

If you make this recipe, please remember to snap and share on Instagram with #franmurrayco so we can see your bougie looking and yummy results! Have questions or wanna chat? Leave a comment.

Frances Murray
chezfrandesserts@gmail.com
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