Chai Spiced Apple Cider

This chai spiced apple cider calls for nothing more than apple cider, your favorite chai tea, and a cinnamon stick. Quick liquid comfort.

A white enamel pot filled with chai spiced apple cider and two cinnamon sticks

Chai spices meet apple cider in this cup of why-haven’t-we-thought-of-this cozy loveliness. It’s essentially a cheater’s mulled cider with a chai tea bag replacing the spices and citrus you’d normally use.–Renee Schettler Rossi

Chai Spiced Apple Cider

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • Serves 1
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Dump all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. As soon as the cider starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and let everything warm for 5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat, discard the cinnamon stick and tea bag, and pour the chai apple cider into a mug. Sigh deeply.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This chai-spiced apple cider is a perfect way to meld two of the ultimate fall drinks—apple cider and chai tea—and comes together in minutes. Warm cider is delicious on its own, but with the addition of chai spices and a hint of cinnamon, this drink would be perfect on a chilly day.

Upon reading this recipe, my first thought was "Why haven't I thought of this?!" Apple cider and chai tea are my favorite things to drink in autumn so I had little doubt that I would love this beverage. I was right. In essence, this recipe is a shortcut for making a mulled cider with the chai tea bag replacing the spices and citrus fruit you’d normally use. The resulting flavor will depend on the brands of cider and chai that you use, so don't be afraid to experiment until you find the perfect combination!

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