A few weeks ago Padma Lakshmi was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Padma is one of my favourite TV personalities and her segment on the show was a lot of fun. She cooked a lentil salad from her cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet, and made something called "Fairy Water".
I was eager to try making my own Fairy Water because I've been trying to consume green tea daily, but I don't particularly enjoy the taste of it. Here is my own version (which was really nice) if you want to give it a try.
Start with a pitcher of fresh water. I used about 3 cups.
Pour in steeped green tea. I used about 3 cups of organic green tea.
Add your flavourings. I used a quarter of an apple cut into thin slices and two cinnamon sticks. Top off with extra water.
I opted to make a big batch and it kept well in my fridge for a few days. If you want to, you can adjust the quantities to make a smaller (or bigger) batch.
You can also feel free to play with the flavouring!
Cucumbers would give you a spa-like drink, while adding citrus would make this more summery. Get creative!
I do have to point out though that this isn't some kind of miracle weight-loss beverage.
I can't tell you how many people have stolen my photographs from this post and used it on their own websites, under captions like "New Weight-loss Drink." This is just flavoured water (and these photos are protected by copyright. so pleases don't use them without permission).
this looks delicious!! definitely going to give this a try in the spring/summer. i love the photo you took of the tea being poured into the pitcher.
I usually just slice a lemon into the water jug but now I'm going to try this instead. Thanks so much for the idea.
Let me know if you like it 🙂
Ally @ Om Nom Ally
Gorgeously simple recipe and love the step-by-step photos. This sounds so yummy and is a really great way to brighten the taste of green tea 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing this at Smoothie OTW - I'm heading to a Christmas party picnic on Sunday and I think I might make up a batch of this to drink with [email protected]
Thanks Ally, it's one of my favourite drinks!
Hello! I saw this featured today on Omnomally, and now I really want to try it! Green tea is not something I'm prone to make for myself, but this is a very enticing variation.
Hi Julia, thanks for stopping by! I think fresh fruit really livens up green tea 🙂
Cinnamon and apples always work great together, but I have never even thought of making a tea out of it.
How long do you let the cinnamon and apple rest in the water before it is ready?
If you let the mixture chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes, you should be able to taste the cinnamon and apple flavours. Generally speaking, the longer the mixture sits, the stronger the flavours become.