Ma’s Apple Pie Tea from the Little House Books

Posted January 10, 2017 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Teas / 3 Comments

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There are lots of classic, All-American desserts mentioned in the Little House books, but when I decided to make a tea for the series, I couldn’t get Ma’s pies off the brain. Dried apple pies are a specialty of hers that stood out to me, so I chose it as the theme for my tea! I chose one of my favorite rooibos blends from Adagio (Rooibos Cinnamon Apple) as my base, adding cream, apples, and spice to make the flavor more unique. The result was a tea that conjures of the cozy scent and taste of a winter day bundled up at home. Enjoy!

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Ma’s Apple Pie Tea

This sweet, simple, rustic tea is modeled after Ma Ingall’s famed apple pie. Enjoy some with your favorite pioneering pals!

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The leaves of this tea smell just like warm apple pie (it reminds me a lot of apple spice candles I’ve owned in the past). The smell carries over when the tea is brewed, though it’s fainter. And the flavor—it reminds me SO much of hot cider! The Rooibos Cinnamon Apple base has a lighter, brighter taste than a black tea, but it’s got more body than an herbal. It’s perfect for when you want something cozy and warming but not too heavy. Plus, rooibos is naturally low on caffeine! I recommend stirring in a little bit of sugar (milk is entirely optional).

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3 responses to “Ma’s Apple Pie Tea from the Little House Books

    • Me too! I love how unique this blend turned out. I’ve made several apple-based teas in the past, and I wanted something that would stand out as it’s own thing.

      Now if only I could get my Girl on Fire tea to turn out as spicy as I want! I’ve been working on that one for almost a year now (12 different versions), and I still can’t seem to find the right balance between strong spice and a flavor I like. Tea maker problems, amiright? 😉

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