Enjoy this spiced cider plain or spiked with a favorite something.
High-quality apple cider
2 tsp dried orange zest
4 black peppercorns
3 whole allspice berries
3 cinnamon sticks (about 2-3” long)
6 whole cloves
4 cardamom pods
3 star anise pods – extra if you would like to float one in each mug
6 ready-to-fill tea bags (available in our tea section!) or cheesecloth and twine
Combine all ingredients in a heavy zip lock bag and close. Crush the spices with a mallet or rolling pin and mix well. Divide the spices evenly between 6 ready-to-fill tea bags. Store in an air-tight container. When ready to use, heat the apple cider until piping hot. Place one bag of spice in each cup, fill with cider and steep for 5 minutes. Serve with a cinnamon stick and star anise pod.