TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 quarts unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 individual black tea bags
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 84 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the water, apple juice, brown sugar and tea bags. Place the cinnamon sticks, ginger, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Discard tea bags and spice bag. Serve warm in mugs. Yield: 21 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Spicy Apple Tea in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p28

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