Spiced Tea Mix Recipe
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For years, our family has relied on this homespun mix to make hot spiced tea and a heartwarming punch. My parents always served steaming mugs of this punch at Thanksgiving. It was everyone's favorite. —Deb McKinney, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Recommended: Chai Recipes
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (21.1 ounces) orange breakfast drink mix
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sugar-free instant lemon ice tea mix
  • 2/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICE TEA:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICED PUNCH:
  • 2 quarts apple juice or cider
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches)

Directions

In an airtight container, combine the first five ingredients. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1 tablespoon tea mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
To prepare punch: In a slow cooker, combine the juices, 1/4 to 1/3 cup tea mix and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Yield: about 12 servings (6 ounces each). Yield: about 7-1/2 cups total.
Originally published as Spiced Tea Mix in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 30 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

  • 1 jar (21.1 ounces) orange breakfast drink mix
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sugar-free instant lemon ice tea mix
  • 2/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICE TEA:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICED PUNCH:
  • 2 quarts apple juice or cider
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches)
  1. In an airtight container, combine the first five ingredients. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1 tablespoon tea mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
  3. To prepare punch: In a slow cooker, combine the juices, 1/4 to 1/3 cup tea mix and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Yield: about 12 servings (6 ounces each). Yield: about 7-1/2 cups total.
Originally published as Spiced Tea Mix in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p22

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 239308
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"I have made this and given as gifts. It is so good on a cold morning or evening. I will have to try it with the added ingredients to make the hot spiced punch."

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trioak User ID: 398034 32391
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I've been making this mix for years and I'm still not tired of it! easy to make, stores well and makes such a nice, spicy warm cuppa'! I've made batches to use for holiday gifts in pretty jars or mugs as well and everyone seems to like this tea. Now that I have a Keurig, it's so easy to make a mug of it I drink it even more!"

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