A sip of history for when the weather is nippy! Make yourself cozy and warm on a frosty evening as you quaff a beverage that has notes of spices and ginger: our Wine Spice Wassail Tea. Wassail (Middle English 'wæs hæl' - 'be you healthy') refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled wine, or as mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year. Wassail began as a spiced wine that resembled Roman recipes that survived the Middle Ages. Recipes began to vary with English production of ale, mead, and cider.
Ingredients: Orange Peel, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves
- 1 Packet
- 1.5oz Spices - Brews 1 Gallon
- Shelf Life: 3 Years
- Hand Blended and Packaged in Charleston, South Carolina
Directions: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of red wine or port. Mix in orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Add ½ cup sugar, and simmer at low heat for 1-2 hours. Strain, then serve hot, topping each cup with a slice of toast.