Cranberry Tea infused with Cinnamon and Cloves

If you haven’t made homemade tea before, let this recipe be your first. The flavors of this tea are wonderful. An aroma of cinnamon and cloves permeate the kitchen and the color from the cranberries give off a beautiful ruby red. Cranberries are quite tart, so feel free to add more honey or sugar if you like it sweeter.

Try not to be intimidated by this recipe, because it’s actually quite easy to follow. This tea, like any other fruit based tea, can be enjoyed hot or cold. If you drink it cold, try adding club soda for a little fizz. And what did I do with the leftover cooked cranberries, you wonder? Stay tuned for the next recipe!

Combine water and cranberries. Bring to a boil, then simmer for a half hour.

After simmering, add honey, cloves and cinnamon stick. Cover pot and steep for an hour.

 Cranberry Tea Recipe

  • 1 pint fresh cranberries
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick

    In a pot, combine water and cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add honey, lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon stick. Turn off heat, cover and steep for 1 hour. Strain out cranberries, cloves and cinnamon stick. Drink right away or store in a pitcher in the fridge for a few days. When serving, add more honey to cup if desired. Serve hot or cold.

    Total Time: 90 minutes
    Yield: Makes 8 cups
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  • [don’t waste cranberries when done cooking, use them to make a delicious cranberry jam]


    1. says

      Oh wow! I LOVE this! It must be amazing this time of year! I love the cloves with the cranberries and warm…mmmmmmm…I just have to go out and get the stuff to try it! Thank you for this.

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