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tea cup with cranberry tea

Cranberry Tea

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Easy homemade cranberry tea made with real cranberries, cinnamon and apple juice.


  • 212 oz. bags of raw cranberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon
  • 112 oz. canister of frozen 100% apple juice concentrate.


  1. Rinse your cranberries with cold water and place them in a large stockpot.
  2. Pour four cups of water over them.
  3. Stir in 2 whole cinnamon sticks and 6 whole cloves and turn on the heat.
  4. Cook the cranberries for 15 minutes on medium high heat until they are popped and gushy.
  5. While still hot, strain the cooked cranberry mixture into a large bowl.
  6. Add the juice of one lemon and one 12 oz. canister of 100% apple juice concentrate to the bowl.
  7. Strain your cranberry, lemon and apple concentrate one last time into a glass quart size container.
  8. When ready to serve, pour 4 cups boiling water over 1 cup cranberry mixture concentrate.

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