Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea
This Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea is made with black tea, cranberry juice, lemon, and spices. It’s perfect to warm you up when you’re feeling chilled!
I’ve mentioned before that I love using my slow cooker. From soups to chili and even baked goods, it’s a miracle appliance that I couldn’t live without. Whenever I’m thinking of a dish to make on the weekend, my mind automatically goes to my slow cooker. I love using it on lazy days when I can pop something in there and forget about it for the rest of the day. And besides being so easy to use, it also makes my house smell amazing!
One of my favorite things to do in the morning and at night is to drink a hot cop of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Since I always seems to be cold (even in 90 degree weather), a warm drink (and this soup) is just the ticket for me! And although I usually choose coffee over tea, I do enjoy flavored teas, especially during the winter.
And since I’ve never attempted a drink in my beloved slow cooker before, it was time that I created one. After mulling over different ideas, I finally decided on this Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea. Made with black tea, cranberry juice, lemon, cinnamon, and cloves, the flavor and aroma of this tea is perfect for warming you up when you’re feeling chilled.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of tea, I guarantee you’ll love this drink! The cranberry juice and spices blends together to create a fruity taste, with just the right amount of flavor. And since this Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea simmers for several hours, you can prepare it and then let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. That’s the best part about this appliance, right?
Like most of my recipes, the prep time for this drink couldn’t be easier!
Simply place two tea bags with boiling water into the slow cooker and let steep for five minutes. Then add in some cranberry juice, sugar, lemon, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Let that cook on low heat for two hours or high heat for one hour and your Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea is ready to sip.
I garnished my tea with a cinnamon stick and fresh lemon slice and breathed in the aroma.
The cranberry and tea create subtle flavor that is bursting with cinnamon and spices. This Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea is the perfect drink to get you going in the mornings or to relax with at night. It refrigerates easily to heat up again whenever you want a delicious cup of hot tea.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Spice Tea
- 2 black tea bags
- 1 cup boiling water
- 8 cups cranberry juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 lemon, cut into slices
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Place tea bags into slow cooker and pour boiling water over it. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
- Add in cranberry juice, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, and gloves. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1-2 hours.
- Remove lemon slices and cinnamon sticks before serving. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
I love tea. Anyhow, anywhere. It makes me supremely happy. This one looks a cut above the rest. I love the cinnamon sticks!
Do you remove the tea bags after they steep for 5 minutes or leave them in the crockpot the entire time?
Hi Andrea! I left the tea bags in the entire time, though I’m sure you could remove them if they steep long enough. You’re going to get a stronger flavor if they stay in there the whole time, so it just depends on your preferences. I hope you like this if you try it!
I can just imagine the wonderful scent that this fills a house with. Tea is one of my favorite things. I love going into Teavana and trying all of their flavors. I bet this would be awesome as an iced tea as well. 🙂
I will have to try this iced next time, Erin! Thanks for the idea and kind words!
I’m always up for a warm mug of tea, but even moreso when it’s this cold outside! This looks like just the drink to warm me up and I’ll bet it makes your entire house smell incredible! SO craving a cup right now. 🙂
Yes! My house smelled amazing when this was warming! Thanks, Sarah!
This sounds like a genius idea Gayle! Can’t get any better – I’ll definitely make some this weekend! Great flavors and pictures! Pinned!
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Mira! I hope you love this if you try it!
I love the slow cooker as well! I’ve made mulled cider in it, but never tea! What nice idea!
I think you would love this tea, Kelly! It’s so full of flavor!
Oh my goodness! I Love tea, and It looks divine & fragrant. Just want to put my face into that mug. 🙂
It’s definitely face-plant approved! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!
I wish I had some of this yesterday when it snowed and I was working from home! I am totally going to make some of this tea tomorrow. It looks and sounds delicious!
This is so perfect for a snowy day, Rachelle! I hope you love it if you try it!
oh my gawd, you made tea in a slow cooker?! This is brilliant! I love curling with up tea, my blanket and a book! Going to try this!!
Thanks so much, Alice! It’s so delicious!
I totally get it Gayle, I’m one of those people who is always cold too. This winter is not helping! Your tea looks delicious, I can only imagine how wonderful it smells.
This looks absolutely amazing! I love those gorgeous flavours, and I love your creativity as well! Do you think you could ship some to me by any chance? 😉
Thanks, Alessandra! I definitely would if I could! 🙂
I’m like you – I love both coffee and tea, but I think I love coffee more. 😉 I’ve got to have my coffee in the mornings, but I’ll often have a cup of tea in the afternoons, and this cranberry spice tea looks delicious! It would be great for serving at a shower or other party during the winter months.
I definitely need to drink coffee in the morning, but I love having tea at night, too! Thanks for the kind words, Kristine!
Tea in a slow cooker? Genius, Gayle! I love the spices in this tea. It’s so warm and soothing. Pinning!
Thanks so much for the tea love and pin, Jen!
What a great idea, Gayle. I love to drink something like this at night. I might even make it without the tea for a caffeine-free version. Sounds so fruity and delicious!
Thank you, Helen!
I’ve never tried a drink in the slow cooker either, but I definitely need to! This looks so tasty, and I love the colour!
Thank you, Stacey!
OOOH I’ve been on a tea kick lately but have never tried it in my crockpot. This is just the ticket on this freezing day! Pinned 🙂
I think you would love this, Andrea! And thanks for the pin!
This look so comforting and soothing Gayle! Love it! Pinned.
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Manali!
I’m a huge tea fan too. I’m completely off coffee, just tea now for me : )
I love the idea of making a drink in a slow cooker! I bet this makes your house smell amazing while it is cooking.
Good for you, Natalie! I need to try not drinking coffee so much either, but it’s so hard not to! 🙂
What a nice change-up from a typical hot tea or hot chocolate!
I completely agree, such a nice change!
This tea sounds so perfect and comforting. Tea just has this way to heat the soul.
Definitely, Shelby! Thanks!
I love tea and this one looks perfect to warm up in this awful cold weather! I bet the house smells wonderful with this in the slow cooker. I can’t wait to try it!
This tea is so perfect for beating the winter-blahs! I hope you like this if you try it, Keri!
That sounds so good right about now! I can’t believe you get all that flavor from just 2 tea bags! This is awesome, Gayle!!
It is so flavor, Annie! And so easy to make, too!
I would have never thought to make tea in a slow cooker! Genius!!
These flavors sound so delicious, Gayle — I love cranberries and cinnamon! Making this tea in the slow cooker is a great idea — they you have a nice big batch to drink for a long while. Have a nice weekend, and pinned. 🙂
It’s wonderful to have this tea on hand for cold weekends! Thanks for the kind words and pin, Marcie!
Though Southern California is often sunny, we are getting ready for a rain storm this weekend so this cranberry spice tea is sounding pretty perfect! Pinned!
Sounds like this tea would be perfect for you, Mariah! Thanks for the pin!
This is definitely my kind of tea, Gayle! Love that it’s made in the slow cooker…is there anything that thing can’t do?! 🙂
I think slow cookers are a miracle appliance! 🙂 Thanks, Alyssa!
Ok first off I knew there was a reason you and I were good blogging buddies. I love having coffee in the am and I need at least one glass in the pm. Now my hubby drinks his Chai and loves tea. Second, I don’t ever use my slow cooker. Can we still be friends? I need to surprise him and make this after he leaves for work one day, so when he comes home I can be Wha-la! 😉 Love the flavors and it looks so heavenly. Pinned! 😉
Coffee is a necessity for me in the mornings, though I do love chai teas, too! 🙂 Haha once you start using your slow cooker, you’ll never go back! Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, friend!
Love this tea – perfect with those beautiful flavours! 😀
I LOVE tea!! And your cranberry spice flavor sounds so yummy! Would love to curl up on the couch with a cup of that 🙂
Thanks, Christina! It’s so nice to relax with a cup of this hot tea!
I usually opt for the coffee when I want a hot beverage but sometimes I want hot tea. And now I want this hot tea! LOVE it, Gayle!
Thanks, Julie! It’s nice to switch it up from coffee every once in a while!
All things slow cooker! And I’m such a hot drink gal, give me a hot mug and I’m one happy camper. I’m so glad people are still using the warm spices and flavors because even if it’s almost March, it still feels like December – keep up the cranberry lovin Gayle!
This weather sure feels like it will never end! Thanks for the kind words, Mary Frances!
What?!! This is sick!! Such a great recipe! I love it! 🙂 Perf. for a chilly day!
This tea looks so comforting, Gayle! I can just imagine how AHMAZING the house smells when cooking this up! My favorite thing in the morning is to wake up to a big cup of tea 🙂 Delicious!
Thanks, Ceara! I love the fruity flavors and smells too, so nice to relax with a cup of this tea!
I love that you made tea in the slow cooker! That’s a brilliant idea! Especially this cranberry spice combo – I can just imagine how amazing your house smelled! Mmmmm, I can’t wait to try this and curl up with a big mug!
This tea is so flavorful, Kelly! Perfect for all that snow out by me right now! 🙂
I had to giggle… “After *mulling* over different ideas…” Hehe. But seriously, this tea looks so good! Even though it’s getting pretty warm here, I still love a hot cup of something in the morning!! 🙂
Thank you, Jess!