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Fresh Cranberry Spiced Tea

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A lovely clear red, hot beverage for holiday parties, an afternoon break, for dinner or bedtime as it contains no caffeine. I have been making this for decades and keep it in the fridge all winter. One of my most requested recipes!"
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8 h 40 m servings 143
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 (1 cup) servings)


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  1. Place the cranberries and water into a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook just until the berries pop, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand at room temperature until cold, several hours.
  2. Strain out the cranberries and stir the orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar into the liquid. Add the cinnamon stick, whole cloves and allspice berries. Bring to a low boil. It is ready to serve at this point, but it is even better if you allow it to sit overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 143 calories; 0.2 36.6 0.5 0 7 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Be sure and strain out the spices and cinnamon stick before serving! I forgot to include this in the directions.

Most helpful critical review

In only used half the sugar called for and it was plenty sweet to me.

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Be sure and strain out the spices and cinnamon stick before serving! I forgot to include this in the directions.

I made this for our company Christmas party. I started it on the stove and then put it in my crockpot to keep it warm. I put the cloves and allspice in a tea infuser so I wouldn't have to stra...

This was delicious! I made it just for me and my little son, not a special occasion. So now it's in my fridge and it has been hard to only have one big mug a night! Actually I am sitting at w...

I just brewed a batch of this wonderful tea. I made the recipe as is - with absolutely no changes - and it is wonderful! I can't believe how flavorful and good it is. This is definitely a kee...

I recommend making this a few days ahead, & let it sit in the fridge. It's easy to reheat when you want a mug. i didn't even strain it first, left all the cranberries & spices floating in the mi...

I made this a couple years ago for my Ladies Bible Study group. They absolutely loved it, and is now requested at every special occassion! I made as recipe says... sometimes adding a little less...

This was fantastic! I loved it and will be bringing it to my mom's group next week. Thanks!

A wonderful change from mulled apple cider! I basically followed the recipe exactly, except added an extra cinnamon stick. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a big plus. Don't forget to stain off th...

this was good, but a lot of work and fuss for the end result. I don't know if I will make it again, but thanks for the recipe.