Hot Spiced Cider Tea

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Enjoy sipping warm spiced cider tea around a crackling fire. Some versions are made with hard cider, but our recipe is family-friendly. Spice up your fall gatherings with this refreshing Apple Cider Iced Tea that everyone will love! Let the aroma of fresh apple and mulled cider spices envelop you as you sip this golden infusion. The crisp, lingering finish will leave you wanting more!

It’s a great way to use tea and your favorite apple cider to create a delicious new hot drink that everyone will enjoy for breakfast or as a warm treat after playing outside in the cold. This hot apple cider tea recipe calls for orange-pekoe tea specifically, but you could easily use any tea you have on hand. The flavor won’t be identical, but will still be delicious. You may also want to adjust the sugar a bit depending on if you purchase sweetened or unsweetened apple cider.

Apple cider contains polyphenols, which are compounds in plants that act as antioxidants. They can help the body to fight against free radicals and cell damage, lowering your risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Polyphenols also help to ease inflammation in the body. This tart and highly detoxifying drink can be enjoyed warm or over ice. Apple Cider helps with detoxification, digestive issues, sore throat, weight loss and bad breath.

It was a perfect addition to my Thanksgiving buffet table; I served it from a crock pot. It was a great option to coffee and for those who do not drink alcohol; a wonderful alternative to sodas or water. It’s bit thinner in texture than cider alone; an all around hit!


Not the beverage you are looking for? Try these other great beverage recipes: Elderberry Kombucha Margarita, Crownberry Apple or Pear Wine.


Hot Spiced Cider Tea

Hot Spiced Cider Tea

Hot Spiced Cider Tea recipe.

  • Author: Food Network
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Cook Time: :15
  • Total Time: :20
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Diet: Diabetic



  1. Lightly crush the cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, and cardamom pods in a mortar and pestle or on a cutting board with the bottom of a saucepan. Transfer to a medium saucepan, add the ginger, citrus peels. Put the crushed spices in a medium saucepan and add the water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, until aromatic, and the cinnamon stick opens a bit, about 10 minutes. Add the tea bags, immediately remove from the heat, and steep for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags, and add the cider and juice of 1 orange. Return the pan to a medium heat and warm, taking care not to let the tea boil. Serve hot.


In our diabetic-friendly desserts, we use small amounts of sweeteners in accordance with guidelines set up by the American Diabetic Association. As with all sweets, moderation is important.

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