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Spicy Apple Tea

Ideal for a chilly winter’s day, this comforting beverage is one of my slow-cooker staples. It’ll warm you from head to toe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    21 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 quarts unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 individual black tea bags
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the water, apple juice, brown sugar and tea bags. Place the cinnamon sticks, ginger, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high until heated through, 2-3 hours. Discard tea bags and spice bag. Serve warm in mugs.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 84 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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