Diabetic Hot Spiced Cider Tea

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By Paul Bushay
from Mesa, AZ

A great cold night warm up

serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other


    2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks
    1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    2 to 3 whole cloves
    3 to 5 whole cardamom pods
    5 coin-size pieces fresh ginger
    2 (1-inch) strips fresh orange peel
    2 (1-inch) strips fresh lemon peel
    5 cups cold water
    4 bags orange-pekoe tea
    3 cups apple cider
    1 orange, juiced

How To Make

  • 1
    Lightly crush the cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, and cardamom pods in a mortar and pestle or on a cutting board with the bottom of a saucepan
  • 2
    Put the crushed spices, ginger & citrus peels in a medium saucepan and add the water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, until aromatic, and the cinnamon stick opens a bit, about 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the tea bags, immediately remove from the heat, and steep for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove the tea bags, and add the cider and juice of 1 orange. Return the pan to a medium heat and warm, taking care not to let it boil. Serve hot.