Spiced Cider Tea

Coastal Living
Enjoy sipping warm spiced cider around a crackling fire. Some versions are made with hard cider, but our recipe is family-friendly.
Makes 8 cups


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1 orange
1 lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
3 whole cloves
4 cups water
1/4 cup light brown sugar
4 family-size tea bags
3 cups apple cider


Cut several layers of cheesecloth into 8-inch squares. Cut 3 (1-inch) strips of peel each from orange and lemon; place in cheesecloth. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves. Wrap and secure with string.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add spice packet and brown sugar, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and add tea bags. Steep 5 minutes. Remove spice packet and tea bags. Stir in cider. Juice orange and lemon, and pour into cider mixture. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling.

Created date

August 2008