Spiced Cider Tea

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

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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.

September 2008
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