Source of Origin
Ranked number one in the average per capita tea consumption(2.5 kg per person) according to a report by Euromonitor International- Turkey, is the place of origin of the Turkish Apple Tea.
Tea(cayi) is an important part of the Turkish diaspora. Serving tea to guests is a quintessential symbol of warm hospitality in Turkey. Although it has a long history of coffee is an integral part of its culture. But after World War 1 and the decline of the Ottoman Empire as the price of coffee sky-rocketed and become rare in supply Turkish people searched for its alternative that is, Tea having vivid varieties in its most popular one being the Apple tea(Elma cayi) and Rose tea(kusburnu cayi). Between these two the one gaining popularity worldwide nowadays is the Turkish Apple Tea.
What makes it Unique?
Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is more than a tea, a mellowish fruity drink with exorbitant health benefits. As it is prepared with fruit instead of just tea leaves that make it superior in standard in the race of other teas. It is your all-weather companion as you can have it as your beneficial and supremely delicious iced thirst quencher in the summers. Whereas you can have it boiling to feel warmth and coziness in winters as many as 6-7 cups on an average as its consumption level has been witnessed in worldwide reports via Research Portals Ltd (highest consumption in the world).
How Much Calories Turkish Apple Tea Adds to your Diet?
Do you know which is the healthiest fruit suggested in all diet plans? Yes, you guessed it right! It’s Apple. But simply stating this is not enough instead you should know why am I telling you so? It’s because eating 100 grams of apple will increase your calorie intake by just 52 kcal that means having 400grams of apples will only add to 208 kcal that is just approx 10 percent of what an average calorie intake of an adult that is 2000 calories per day. It’s not just about calorie intake but what it is providing you is more quality output than the quantity of input. Having 100 grams of apple is going to give you 7 percent Vitamin C, 2-3 percent vitamin A, and Magnesium with dietary fibers of about 2.4 grams along with 0 percent fats, and cholesterol. Having Apples as a part of your tea will not only give benefits of apple alone instead it fill include the benefits of other healthy ingredients added in apple tea. We are going to read about those ingredients ahead in this article.
Turkish Apple Tea Benefits
Phloridzin, a unique phytonutrient flavonoid present only in apples, is responsible for increasing the density of the bone. It further strengthens the bone rigidity and avoids fractures or any kind of bone ruptures. It has nutrients like potassium and magnesium that protect your skeleton from inside. 100 grams of apple has about 7 to 8 mg of calcium content, the major agent of bone-strengthening. It is an infallible medication for Osteoporosis due to its bone-strengthening property.
Apple tea is rich in Vitamin A that helps to increase eyesight. The flavonoid present in apples reduces the effect of free radicals on the eyes resulting in prevention from various eye diseases. Nowadays, people are spending hours looking on their mobile or laptop screens which damages their eyesight. But if it is not easily possible to have apples directly then taking the Turkish apple tea is the best way you could balance your screen-tasking and eye-curing.
Accelerates Dental Heath:
Apples are called ‘nature’s toothbrush’ due to its characteristic property of cleaning teeth and protecting gums because it contains a high amount of Vitamin C. Yes, Vitamin C plays a major role in healing periodontal diseases like bleeding, swelling of gums that happens due to lack of Vitamin C. So, for good oral health it having a cup of Turkish Apple Tea which is naturally sweet hence, requires no additional sweetener is suggested by oral health experts.
Reduces Gastrointestinal Problems:
Prebiotic pectin is found in Apple which induces good bacteria in the digestive tract that helps in resolving gastrointestinal issues. These days people are more addicted to fast foods made mostly of refined flour that contribute to decreasing abdominal health. But, if you can’t just say ‘No’ to these food items then simply add the immunity-boosting Turkish Apple Tea to your diet and you are surely able to reduce the risk of any kind of gastrointestinal problems especially constipation.
Instant Energy Booster Agent:
You must if ever gone to hospitals have seen that patients are given apples in their meal. Have you wondered why only apples, not other fruits?. It’s just because apples are a major source of natural energy-boosting compounds. It strengthens your muscles and ameliorates muscle pains, feeling of fatigue, or lethargy by improving blood circulation in the entire body. Having a cup of Turkish Apple Tea will let you feel fresh and vigorous the whole day.
Improves Heart Health:
Quercetin, a flavonoid present in apples is responsible for reducing inflammation in blood vessels. It helps in counterbalancing fats and cholesterol levels found in cardiovascular areas that in turn aids in controlling the pressure exerted by the blood vessels. It is also claimed by the American Journal of clinical nutrition that two apples a day will reduce the risk of heart attacks. But it is not always possible to take out time in our busy schedule to chew apples every day. So, the time-saving and effective natural way of getting apples in your tummy is to have a cup or two of Turkish apple tea.
May help in curing Anaemia:
Being a rich source of iron compounds, apples are suggested to treat anemia that is caused due to the deficiency of iron in our body. It helps increasing hemoglobin levels by generating more Red Blood Cells(RBCs). So, having adding Turkish apple tea is an easy, delicious, fruity, and effective way to be safe from anemia or cure it instead of bitter medicine as it increases the level of hemoglobin.
Ample proportion of antioxidants, VItamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 helps in detoxifying your skin from inside by discarding all dead cells, removing excess oil, and growing new healthy cells. It brightens up the skin tone along with providing a glow to the skin. Antibacterial properties found in it helps in suppressing pimples, acne, and dark circles facilitating fresh, healthy, and glazing skin
Authentic Turkish Apple Tea Brewing Process
- 2 cups of dried apple teapot
- 4 cups of water
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder or 4 cinnamon pieces
These ingredients are sufficient to serve 2 people.
Steps to Brew:
- Take 4 cups of water in a saucepan/Turkish teapot.
- Add 2 teaspoons or 4 cinnamon pieces to it.
- Bring it to boil at high flame for 5 minutes.
- Add 2 cups of dried Turkish apple.
- And boil for only 2 minutes now.
- Switch off the flame.
- Cover the lid.
- Let it settle for 5 minutes.
- Then, strain it with the help of a sieve gently pushing the apple peels to strain out its remaining juice.
Here, you are ready with a gorgeous red, aromatic decoction- the Turkish apple tea. Although you can have it in any of your favorite cups authentically it is served in Tulip-shaped small glass cups to adore its beauty and have it boiling, and if served chilled then not let it get warmer
Instead of having a chemical-based inorganic health supplement to fulfill your energy requirement, you should prefer a multi-functional brew of Turkish Apple Tea. It could easily be bought from TeaSwan, the most trusted tea-seller. And, you could start having it as a healthy chilled summer decoction, or an immunity-boosting winter warmth-giving companion. Starting from curing your digestive system, skin, vision, oral health, heart health to preventing and curing severe Anemia everything can be done just by adding a cup of Turkish Apple Tea to your daily routine.