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glass mug of cranberry spiced tea with lemon garnish

Cranberry Spiced Tea

This cranberry spiced tea recipe is a cross between Russian tea and wassail, with a cranberry twist that makes it the perfect beverage to sip with your Thanksgiving meal.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 47 kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 24 packets Sweet’N Low® equal to 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 family-sized black tea bags or 6 regular tea bags


  1. Combine cranberries and water in a large pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, until cranberries have softened.
  2. Remove from heat and add orange juice, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, Sweet’N Low® and tea bags.
  3. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then remove tea bags and allow to steep, covered, for an additional 30 minutes to an hour. It may be necessary to turn the burner to warm or low, to keep the spiced tea mixture from cooling down.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Spiced Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 23.1mg28%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.