3 c Water
4 Black chai tea bags *
8 c Apple cider or apple juice
2 c Cranberry juice
1/2 c Orange juice
4 (3") sticks cinnamon
3 Whole cloves
Cinnamon sticks and/or fresh
- cranberries (optional)
* To keep the cider from looking cloudy, be sure to
purchase chai tea bags that do not contain milk solids.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to boiling. Remove
from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5
minutes. Discard tea bags.
In a 6 to 8 quart Dutch oven, combine apple cider,
cranberry juice, orange juice, the 4 cinnamon sticks, the
cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce
heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon
sticks and cloves. Serve warm.
If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or
Makes 16 (6-ounce) servings.
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare cider as directed; cool.
Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to
3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven
and heat through.