Cranberry Tea

The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

Cranberry tea: an activity for children of all ages. Cranberries are so healthy! They are high in fiber, vitamin C and rich in antioxidants. They are typically only available for sale October through December so it’s a good idea to stock up and freeze them to use throughout the year. Fresh cranberries can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three weeks, but make sure to weed out any soft cranberries before storing, as one spoiled cranberry is able to spoil the whole bunch.

  • Ingredients:
    • 36 ounces cranberries
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 quart water
    • 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 3 oranges – juiced (or 6-7 tablespoons orange juice to taste)
    • 3 lemons – juiced (or 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice to taste)
    • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Combine the cranberries and 2 quarts of water in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil for 40 minutes and then strain out the berries. Set the berries aside to use as a garnish in the drink (optional).
  • While the cranberries and water are boiling, combine the additional 1 quart of water, 2 cups of sugar, 4 cinnamon sticks, and 8 whole cloves in another pot and bring this to boil over medium heat.
  • Strain out the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • Add the juice from 3 oranges and 3 lemons and 1 cup pineapple juice.
  • Combine all the ingredients and serve either hot or cold!
  • Pour the tea in a canning jars and give as a gift to neighbors and friends.

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