Hot Tea to Chase Away Winter's Chill
Fruit Spice Tea
46 oz. Pineapple juice
1 cup Orange juice
1 cup Pomegranate juice
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp. cloves
2 tea bags, family size
Pour juices in a large pot and cook on medium heat. Add tea bags, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Bring mixture to a light simmer for 30 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and remove the tea bags and spices. Serve warm and garnish with fruit slices if desired.
*You can cut a small square of cheesecloth and place the spices in it and tie it closed. This makes removing the spices easier.
Lemon Ginger Tea
1/2 - 1 inch chunk Fresh ginger root
2 cups Water
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
1 tbsp. Honey
Peel and thinly slice ginger root. Put into water and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Strain the liquid, add lemon juice and pour into cups. Sweeten with honey to taste.
Apple Cranberry Slow Cooker Tea
3 cups Apple juice
2 cups Cranberry juice
3/4 cup Cranberries, fresh
1 Apple, sliced (You can use honey crisp)
1 cup Water
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 cup Brown sugar, packed
5 tea bags, tags removed
Place all ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Set on high and cook for 30 minutes. Remove and squeeze the tea bags.
Set slow cooker on low for 4 hours.