Spiced cider is a quintessential winter beverage. The tradition of mulling spices — typically some combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom — dates back to the 2nd century when Roman traders began spicing and heating wine during their long travels.
Mulled beverages became especially popular in Northern Europe, where the fragrant spices brought warmth and comfort during the harsh winters. In Medieval Germany and England, it was common to prepare a bowl of spiced cider during Yuletide celebrations. Revelers would drink the cider while singing, exchanging blessings and toasting to the following year’s bountiful apple harvest.
Preparing a delicious and festive spiced cider is now easier than ever with our collection of spiced cider tea recipes. This holiday season, delight in the warm flavor and comforting aroma of mulled apple cider tea by sipping one or more of these simple tea recipes.
Featuring apple juice and Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Tea, this recipe yields a classic spiced cider flavor that is reminiscent of the beverage sipped for centuries in Northern Europe. A blend of warming spices — including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, carob, cardamom and black pepper — deliver a spicy depth that perfectly complements the sweetness of apple juice. Ready in just five minutes, you will want to sip this spiced cider tea all winter long.
With the addition of cranberry juice and sliced oranges, this spiced cider tea recipe is a wonderful reproduction of the classic Yuletide beverage sipped in Medieval England and Germany. Prepare using your favorite spiced holiday tea; we recommend Cinnamon Vanilla Red Tea for a spicy-sweet blend of cinnamon and vanilla, or Hot Apple Cider Tea for an infusion of apples, oranges, ginger and mulling spices. The perfect warming beverage for cozy winter nights at home.
For an apple cider tea that is more sweet than spiced, we recommend this delightful blend of apple cider and Caramel Apple Red Tea. Smooth rooibos tea, vanilla and caramel deliver natural sweetness and richness of flavor, while real apple bits merge with apple cider for a crisp and satisfying infusion. A wonderful choice for the entire family.
Ruby red hibiscus tea has a tart, fruity flavor that lends itself well to spiced ciders. This holiday tea recipe calls for apple cider, orange juice, fresh sliced ginger, cinnamon and your choice of hibiscus tea. The end result is sweet, zesty and perfectly festive. For an even more flavorful infusion, we recommend using Red Hot Holiday Tea (premium organic hibiscus, apple, beetroot, cassia oil and cinnamon) or Cranberry Spice Hibiscus Tea (cranberry bits, hibiscus and a blend of classic mulling spices).
5. Fire Cider
Feeling the winter blues? Invigorate your senses and lift your spirits with this fiery infusion of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Single Sips®, sweet apple cider, lemon juice, fresh ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and honey. This tasty tonic will warm you from the inside out — perfect for helping your mind, body and spirit stay healthy and energized* during the busy holiday season.
Enjoy these spiced cider tea recipes all season long, and be sure to share your festive creations with us on social media @republicoftea.