Hi everyone! Hope January is treating you well, it’s almost over anyways so you don’t have much more to get through 🙂
I feel like I have blogged about a recipe for Apple Cider before (actually I think it was the Hot Apple Cider Tea which I reviewed – that’s it!) but this is a great recipe you can make ahead – and it has Chai in it! So a win-win for you … and your stomach 😉
This recipe is coming your way from Farm Fresh Feasts and you can click that link which will take you to the original post on the site!
This recipe makes 12 cups of Apple Chai Cider so it is definitely more suitable for a crowd!
- 8 cups of hot water
- 12 bags of Bean Around Books & Tea Assam Chai premium loose leaf tea ( I know it’s a lot but you are making this in a crock pot remember?! It’s madness! I know!)
- 2 12 oz. cans of apple juice concentrate ( alternatively you can use cranberry apple juice concentrate for a different flavor).
- 12 oz. of water (to rinse out the apple juice concentrate containers).
*Just A Note* The recipe on the original website calls for 6 caramel and 6 spiced chai tea bags as a preference. If you were to go this route, I think 6 bags of our Assam Chai and 6 bags of our Scottish Caramel Pu-Erh would make for a really great combination. Like a smokey apple cider chai – which sounds amazing to me but it’s all about your personal preference. You could do 12 bags of Assam Chai and call it a day and you know what? That would be okay too 🙂
- In a 3 quart slow cooker set to high, steep the 12 bags of tea in 8 cups of hot water for 15 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and pour in the apple juice concentrate cans.
- Fill up 1 of the cans with 12 oz. of water and rinse out both cans, pouring remains of the concentrate cans into the crock pot.
- Cover and let simmer on high for one hour.
- Turn temperature to low when ready to serve!
Sounds pretty good right? Makes for a yummy hot drink on a cold January (or upcoming February!) day.
It can be a bit difficult to find hot tea recipes because a lot of them offer the same sort of thing: Apple ciders, hot toddies etc. It’s the iced teas where you are met with variety and the closer we get to summer, the more you will see iced tea recipes up on the blog – lots of them! I promise 🙂
As always, thanks for reading and stay tuned for future posts!
Cheers! Lindsay 🙂