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Autumn Tea Recipe

Autumn Tea Recipe

I've been serving beverages made with various flavors of tea at gatherings, and people are always surprised by the results. This blend features flavors we associate with fall - apple, cranberry and pumpkin pie spice. Serve it either warm or cold. -Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 individual tea bags
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 5 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  • 1. Place the tea bags in a large heat-proof bowl; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add the remaining ingredients to tea; stir until sugar is dissolve. Serve warm or over ice. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-calorie cranberry juice and sugar substitute) equals 66 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.