A slightly fruit cranberry iced tea is perfect to throw in a slow cooker and let simmer all day with aromatic spices. Enjoy with a fresh lemon slice.
My slow cooker is a miracle appliance that I couldn’t live without. Whenever I’m thinking of a dish to make on the weekend, my mind automatically goes to my slow cooker. I love using it on lazy days when I can pop something in there and forget about it for the rest of the day. And besides being so easy to use, it also makes my house smell amazing!
I love warm drinks in the morning and since I’ve never attempted a drink in my beloved slow cooker before, it was time that I created one. After mulling over different ideas, I finally decided on this Spiced Cranberry Tea. Made with black tea, cranberry juice, lemon, cinnamon, and cloves, the flavor and aroma of this tea is perfect for warming you up when you’re feeling chilled.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of tea, I guarantee you’ll love this drink! The cranberry juice and spices blends together to create a fruity taste, with just the right amount of flavor. And since the tea simmers for several hours, you can prepare it and then let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. That’s the best part about this appliance, right?
I garnished my tea with a cinnamon stick and a fresh lemon slice and breathed in the aroma. The cranberry and tea create subtle flavor that is bursting with cinnamon and spices.
- 2 tea bags (I used black tea)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 8 cups cranberry juice
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 lemon, cut into slices
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Place tea bags into slow cooker and pour boiling water over it. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
- Add in cranberry juice, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, and gloves. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1-2 hours.
- Remove lemon slices and cinnamon sticks before serving.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.