apple spiced tea

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

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.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves about 6 or 10 (6 if served as an iced tea, or 10 as a hot tea)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For apple spiced tea

  • 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
  • 2
    lemons, sliced
  • 2
    oranges, sliced
  • 1 /2 tsp
    ground cloves (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon (or to taste)

How To Make apple spiced tea

  • 1
    Stir all ingredients in a large saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove and discard tea bags.
  • 3
    For hot Apple Spiced Tea: Pour tea into hot beverage mugs. (Makes about 10-12 cups of hot tea.) OR 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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