Apple-Cinnamon TeaCuisinart Original Recipe
4 cups water
4 whole cinnamon sticks*
3/4 dried apples
1 1/2 teaspoons loose black tea
3 teaspoons mulling spices
Fill the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper Kettle with water to the 4-cup marking. Put the remaining ingredients into the tea infuser (the cinnamon sticks must be standing up, and then add the remaining ingredients). Insert the tea infuser into the infuser holder and lock in the raised position. Insert raised steeping assembly into kettle. Turn kettle on, select the Black Setting (Boil - 212°F) and press Temp Start. Once the water reaches temperature, set the timer to 8 minutes and lower the tea infuser into the heated water by turning the steeper lid to the DOWN position. Press Time Start to begin countdown. Once the time has elapsed, raise the tea infuser from the water by turning the steeper lid to the UP position. Serve immediately or leave on Keep Warm until ready to serve.
* Cinnamon sticks should not be taller than the tea infuser. Stand cinnamon sticks straight up in the infuser or the assembly may not be able to close.