A delicious Spiced Cranberry Tea can serve as a morning pick-me-up, or a comforting night time beverage. It’s a mixture of fresh cranberries, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and juniper berries. It’s simply delicious!
I’ve been experimenting with juniper berries, they’re a great addition to sweet and savory dishes. Juniper berries are used to create gin, so adding them to this Spiced Cranberry Tea applies a very mild pine flavor. They calm the tartness of the cranberries and apply a subtle sweetness. The balance of the ingredients make this tea a tasty medley of flavors.
I love this tea because it’s great hot or cold, although hot is my preference. After a couple of sips I began shopping for the ingredients once again to make sure I could make another batch very soon.
Spiced Cranberry Tea is simple to make. The spices and cranberries are placed on a low heat until the liquid becomes a concentrated, thickened solution. Then, the cranberries are strained away before fresh orange, lemon juice and water is added. No need for a sweetener, just sip and enjoy.
This tasty Spiced Cranberry Tea has medicinal qualities too, check out the list below.
- Cranberries boost your immune system, and ward off urinary tract disease and gum disease.
- Juniper berries are purported to contain natural insulin, which is great for diabetes sufferers.
- Cinnamon can lower blood sugar
- Citrus is high in Vitamin C
It’s Thanksgiving on Thursday and it will be frigid in New York. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, and cold weather is coming your way, why not have a hot Spiced Cranberry Tea as a welcome drink for your guests when they arrive.