Christmas Cider Chai tea and fruit juices make this festive hot drink a must-serve at your next holiday gathering.


10 mins


30 mins




  • 3 cups water
  • 4 black chai tea bags
  • 8 cups apple cider or apple juice (64 ounces)
  • 2 cups low-calorie cranberry juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 (3 inch) pieces cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Cinnamon sticks and/or fresh cranberries


    Step 1

    Bring the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.

    Step 2

    In a 6- to 8-quart pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries.


To make ahead: 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 ounces Per Serving: 68 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 16.9g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 15.6g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 17.5IU; vitamin c 15.2mg; folate 4.6mcg; calcium 12.6mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 6.6mg; potassium 187.6mg; sodium 6.1mg. Exchanges:

1 fruit


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