Hot Cranberry Tea
We love sipping on a mug of mulled wine or chai-spiced white hot chocolate in the holiday season, but in the new year, we want to warm up with something a little less rich but just as cheery. Sometimes, we prefer to skip the alcohol and caffeine so the kids can join in the fun, too. Enter our cranberry tea recipe – all the flavors you love about winter, plus a ton of antioxidants and vitamin C! Fresh cranberries and a long simmer are key in producing the deep red color in this spiced cup.
Served at 130°F (54°C)
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup fresh cranberries (about 4 oz)
- 1 fresh squeezed orange
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ to ½ cup cane sugar or honey, according to taste (¼ cup will yield a very tart drink, while ½ cup will be quite sweet. Start with ¼ and add a Tbsp at a time until desired taste is reached).
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- pinch of salt
- Add water and cranberries to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 30 minutes. The tea should take on a rich red color.
- Add juices, sweetener, and spices to the pot and remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour.
- Ladle cranberry tea into your Ember Mug², and set at 135℉.
- Add additional sweetener, if needed, and garnish with a few cranberries, a cinnamon stick, or orange slice if desired. Enjoy!