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Spiced Apricot Tea

Warm up a chilly winter morning by serving cups of this hot, fruity tea. It’s wonderful with scones, muffins or other breakfast treats. —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tea bags
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • Place cinnamon and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string.
  • Place water and spice bag in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep, covered, about 5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea and spice bags.
  • Add remaining ingredients to tea; heat through, stirring to dissolve sugar. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 159 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Zi
    Dec 31, 2017

    Many years ago I received a special TOH magazine insert full of recipes for the holidays; I think it was in the early 80's. I've moved a few times and last I saw it, it was tattered from use.My mother and I would make Spiced Apricot Tea and it was a wonderful warm treat in the afternoon around Dec. or Jan. So glad the recipe is still available.This warms me up and brings back sweet memories all at the same time. Now...if I could only find the booklet for all the other delicious warm beverages and snack.

  • mariegel
    Aug 9, 2015

    Omitted spices. The tea had a rich apricot flavor. I also tried sour cherry juice and it was just as good as with the apricot nectar. However, it could use a little less lemon juice.