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Spiced Tea Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

120 servings (about 7-1/2 cups mix)

For years, our family has relied on this homespun mix to make hot spiced tea and a heartwarming punch. My parents always served steaming mugs of this punch at Thanksgiving. It was everyone's favorite. —Deb McKinney, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Spiced Tea Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (21.1 ounces) orange breakfast drink mix
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sugar-free instant lemon iced tea mix
  • 2/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICED TEA:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR HOT SPICED PUNCH:
  • 2 quarts apple juice or cider
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches)

Directions

  1. In an airtight container, combine the first five ingredients. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: about 7-1/2 cups total.
  2. To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1 tablespoon tea mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
  3. To prepare punch: In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the juices, 1/4-1/3 cup tea mix and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Yield: about 12 servings (6 ounces each).

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 30 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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