Chai-Spiced Apple Cider


Adapted from The Spruce Eats

You’ll love this soul-satisfying drink with its bold, warm flavors. It’s perfect for a cozy night near the fireplace.


  • 3-4 Chai tea bags
  • 1/2 small New York apple (such as Honeycrisp, Jonagold, or McIntosh)
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (if desired, you can omit this or use other dairy alternatives)


  1. In a small saucepan, add the apple cider, crushed spices, vanilla bean, and sliced apples.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove the pan from heat.
  3. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Return the spiced cider to a boil, then remove from heat.
  5. Add the tea and almond milk. Cover and let steep for 4 minutes.
  6. Stir well, then strain into a teapot.