Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 5 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 66 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.
Jul 8, 2019
I'd used 6 cups boiling water with 6 tea bags. I had not apple juice at that time, so I'd used 5 packets of spiced cider mix. I'd used in addition to the lemon juice and sugar, 3/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate. I did use pumpkin pie spice! This recipe I had prepared when it came out for Taste of Home-it goes back 15 to 16 years ago! I've prepared it since that time as well! It's a really nice beverage and I thank you for this recipe, Sandra McKenzie!
Aug 10, 2017
This tea is so yummy that I serve it at Christmas and called it my Christmas Tea.
Nov 21, 2012
This is a great fall drink. I substitute the no sugar apple juice with regular apple juice and omit adding sugar in the recipe. It's perfect.
Nov 8, 2011
This has a refreshing harvest flavor. If you want more of a cider, prepare as directed. If you want more of a tea, double tea, water, sugar, and spice. I made pumpkin pie spice using a recipe I found on the internet and spices already on the shelf. Mary
Sep 14, 2011
Pretty but too sweet for me. BEWARE there is a whopping 32 g sugar per serving, 33 g carbs, and 130 calories. The nutritional analysis is not for the recipe as prepared. The analysis should reflect the recipe and should be rewritten. Some diabetics rely on its accuracy, and this is misleading at a glance.
Feb 27, 2010
I served this with my Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit!
Dec 1, 2009
This drink is excellent and we will be making it many more times. We are also keeping this recipe.
Oct 25, 2009
Very yummy, will make again.
Nov 12, 2008
Delicious!Guests loved it. I will serveagain at Thanksgiving. Kid friendly too.