If you are looking for a delicious winter tea blend to enjoy on cold mornings or a super easy DIY edible holiday gift you have come to the right place! This spiced winter tea blend with dried apple wraps up really nice as a Christmas gift to your tea drinking loved one and only takes about 5 minutes to put together. It is aromatic and a little reminiscent of South Asian chai with a nice sweet, as well as tart, hint from the apple.

There is definitely a joy to putting together your own tea blend like with most homemade food and drink. Follow my recipe exactly as its written or try it and then tweak it to your liking. That is the beauty of your own blend. Enjoy!

Malin x


PS. This recipe is part of this YouTube video comprising three delicious DIY edible holiday gifts along with this chili crisp oil and these ginger and almond biscotti that are both vegan and gluten free. Enjoy!

Spiced Winter Apple Tea Blend

Makes roughly 1,75 cup of loose-leaf tea.


1 cup of loose-leaf black tea, I used English Breakfast but Assam or Darjeeling would be other great options

0,5 cup dried apple slices, finely chopped

4 cinnamon sticks

4 tsp pink peppercorn

3 tsp whole cloves

3 tsp whole fennel seeds