Mulling is another way of saying to heat, sweeten, and flavor with spices as in mulled wine or cider. As far as I know, the concept of mulling began in Europe. They would combine certain spices in their drink recipes to spice things up a bit. What is a typical mulling spice blend today would be a combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamon, perhaps a bit of orange citrus peel, or on occasion, a dash of peppercorn, or star anise I have heard that back in the good old days some recipes even added raisins to the mixture
USING OLDE TRADITION SPICES IN DRINKS
Old Traditional is known to be included in mulled wine or cider, the Mulling spices can be used apple juice or other fruit juice, red or white wine, and tea to make a delicious mulled drink. Recipes include Hot Toddy, Hot Buttered Rum, Hot Apple Toddy, Hot Buttered Scotch Toddy, Caramel Apple Smoothie, German Wassail, Eggnog, Holiday Apply Cranberry Punch, and Spiced CoffeeLate, amongst many others.
It is also tasty as a straight drink when used just like a tea bag in hot water. Steeping a mulled spice bag in green tea is a great way to make the vegetable taste of green tea more appealing to kids without using lots of sugar. It also adds a nice taste to ginger ale and can be served cold. Any of these options make for a nice mulled drink for kids during the festivities.
What would autumn and winter be without mulled drinks Unlike mulled wine, you can make mulled tea with or without wine. Both versions are great autumn warmers that will get you in the mood for the upcoming cold weather. For a tasty alternative to caffeinated black tea, try using Cranberry cider herbal tea instead. Non-alcoholic mulled tea is easy to make and a great drink for autumn home parties that can be enjoyed by all age groups.
How to make Autumn tea?
5 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice, 5 bags of your favorite tea 5 cups of apple cider or apple juice, 5 cups boiling water, 2 cups cranberry, ½ cup sugar (or to taste) ⅓ cup lemon juice, ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Heat water. apple cider or apple juice and cranberry juice to A steamy boil and remove from heat Stir in sugar, lemon juice and pumpkin pie spice. Add Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and tea bags. Allow to steep for 3 to 4 or to taste. Remove size bags and tea bags. Garnish with lemon or orange slice and serve it warm or col
SPICED GREEN TEA
It is easy to cozy up the campfire with a mug of this tangy drink. It’s a
nice blend of green tea, fruit juices, and spice.
5 cups boiling water 5 bags of green tea
½ cup sugar or honey ⅓ cup lemon juice
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 5 cups apple cider or apple juice
2 cups cranberry juice 5 bags of Olde Tradition Spice
Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. Remove Olde
Tradition spice mulling spice bags and tea bags, Stir and serve in
mugs with orange or lemon slices and 4” cinnamon sticks.