Spiced Apple Tea

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


5 servings

Updated: Sep. 27, 2023
I love to try new recipes for my husband and our friends. This spiced apple tea is one of our favorites. I like to serve it warm or refrigerate and serve it cold, too. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 tea bags
  • Optional: Apple slices and additional cinnamon sticks (3 inches)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine apple juice, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Strain juice mixture, discarding cloves and cinnamon. Stir into tea. Serve warm, with apple slices and additional cinnamon sticks if desired.

Spiced Apple Tea Tips

What kind of tea should you use to make spiced apple tea?

We recommend using either black or green tea for this spiced apple tea recipe. (Did you know that tea has many health benefits?)

Does this spiced apple tea have caffeine?

The caffeine content of this spiced apple tea depends on the amount of caffeine in your tea bags. Choose decaffeinated tea if you want to skip the caffeine.

What else can you use to sweeten spiced apple tea?

You can sweeten this tea recipe with maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, honey or your sweetener of choice.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 48 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.