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How to Host Fall Tea

























Elements That Make a Great Fall Tea!
•  The key is to make it festive - serve themed snacks, teas, and ciders. You can pick up fall-themed mugs and cups at your local 99 cent store if you’re trying to save money.

•  Make it informal – this isn't the traditional formal English tea we're familiar with. Serve beverages and snacks that appeal to men as well as women.


The Most Flavorful Seasonal Teas:
•  There are a variety of flavors that compliment the season.

•  Tea is good for you because of its antioxidant properties.

Cinnamon – lowers cholesterol, anti-inflammatory properties.

Cranberry – high in antioxidants and vitamin C

•  There are many brands on the market you can buy pre-packaged.

•  You can buy tea loose from Whole Foods or specialty tea store online - strain with tea strainer.




Crock Pot Apple Cider
With just four ingredients, this Crock Pot hot spiced apple cider is easy to make.
From: kitchentreaty.com

Yield: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 10 mins




Ingredients:
•  2 quarts (64 ounces or 8 cups) apple cider
•  Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving if desired
•  1 medium orange
•  ⅛ cup whole cloves
•  Additional cinnamon sticks for serving.



Instructions:

  1. Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.

  2. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about ½ inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange (see photo below). Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.

  3. Cook on low for about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass. Serve.


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