Spiced Apple Tea


Chase away the cold with this soothing maple-and-cardamom-flavored drink.

Spiced Apple Tea
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 lemon

  • 4 cup apple juice

  • 2 cup water

  • 4 inch stick cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • 6 black tea bags (decaffeinated, if desired)

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • Thin apple slices (optional)


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of peel from half of the lemon; set peel aside. Squeeze juice from lemon.

  2. Combine apple juice, water, and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice in a large saucepan. (Save remaining juice for another use.) For the spice bag, place cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and the lemon peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thick 100-percent cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with a clean string. Add bag to apple juice mixture.

  3. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag and discard them. Stir in maple syrup. Serve in mugs. If desired, float apple slices on top of each serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
21g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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