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Spiced Tea Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


120 servings (about 7-1/2 cups mix)

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
Spiced Tea Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (21.1 ounces) orange breakfast drink mix
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sugar-free instant lemon iced tea mix
  • 2/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 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. Yield: about 7-1/2 cups total.
  2. To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1 tablespoon tea mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
  3. To prepare punch: In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the juices, 1/4-1/3 cup tea mix and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Yield: about 12 servings (6 ounces each).

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • rena 55
    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.

  • trioak
    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!

  • Mary
    Dec 24, 2005

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