Apple Peel Tea

Want to try a new warm drink for the fall and winter months? Maybe you are unsure of what you can do with all the apple peels left over from making homemade applesauce…?

Not to worry! I’ve got a quick and easy recipe just for you!

Apple Peel Tea is exactly what it sounds like. It is a tea made from simmering apple peels.


To make apple peel tea you will need peels from 6 or more organic apples (I highly suggest organic when making peel tea because of the chemicals in the peels of regular fruits), ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, lemon, and honey.


Simply place apple peels in a pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice and a few dashes of cinnamon. Simmer your peels for about 30 minutes or until the water has turned a pinkish red color.


Drain the tea into a glass, add honey to taste, and enjoy!


You can easily shake this recipe up by adding peels of a few pairs or playing with different spices!

Have you made tea from fresh fruits before?

If so I would love to see your recipe!

Comment below!


  • Mary Burris February 2, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Oh, this looks absolutely delicious! I love hot apple cider, and I’m guessing this is just as wonderful.

    • February 3, 2015 at 3:18 am

      I was a little nervous the first time I made it but I found a good mix of spices and the honey really does it for me!

  • Lidy February 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I have a friend who loves tea. And she just might like this.

    • February 3, 2015 at 3:18 am

      I would love to hear what she thinks of it! I tried it because I love apple cider and it came out great!

  • Joyce February 3, 2015 at 12:06 am

    That sounds good and I won’t need to buy anything to make it. Thanks for the idea. I will comment back

  • V.J. Maheu February 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    This looks like it might be just what I need for my cold. *cough! *cough!*

  • Teresa (embracing the spectrum) February 5, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Hmmmm…something to try! #ibabloggers

  • Tess January 17, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This looks really good, original and super thrifty! Great post 🙂