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Spiced Tea 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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1 tablespoon tea mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
  • 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!