Apple Spiced Tea

Vickie Parks


This is a hot spiced tea that's perfect for a cool fall day, or you can chill it and serve it as refreshing iced tea to cool off when you're parched on a hot summer day.

The rich autumn colors of this tea make it a great choice for your fall party table. The fruit juices add a natural sweetness that gives it a smooth, balanced taste.

I prefer to strain it for a smooth tea, but you might prefer unstrained if you like bits of spice in your tea.

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about 6 or 10 (6 if served as an iced tea, or 10 as a hot tea)


5 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


3 cups
apple juice
2 cups
pineapple juice
6 to 8
tea bags (i prefer orange pekoe, but just about any black tea works well)
1 1/2 qt
boiling water (6 cups)
1 cup
granulated sugar
lemons, sliced
oranges, sliced
1 /2 tsp
ground cloves (or to taste)
2 tsp
ground cinnamon (or to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

Stir all ingredients in a large saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove and discard tea bags.
For hot Apple Spiced Tea: Pour tea into hot beverage mugs. (Makes about 10-12 cups of hot tea.)
For iced Apple Spiced Tea: Let tea cool, pour into pitcher, and chill in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours (or longer), and pour into tall glasses filled with ice cubes. (Makes about 6-8 glasses of iced tea.)

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