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Hot Sage Cider Tea

Hot Sage Cider Tea

chilly eve calls for relaxing and sipping on this aromatically, soothing caffeine-free tea 

Recipe by: Gabrielle


Total Time : 20 Minutes


  • 1½ cups water, distilled or purified
  • ½ cup apple cider, unfiltered
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Orange Infused Honey
  • ½ lemon for 1 Tbsp. juice
  • 2 Tbsp. bourbon or brandy, optional
  • ½ lemon, cut into 2 round slices ½” thick, then halved
  • 2 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Cabernet Sauvignon or GC Napa Valley Natural Sauvignon Blanc Sugar
  • 1 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Blood Orange Olive Oil


  1. Bring water, apple cider and sage leaves to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Steep 10 minutes. Strain into a glass measuring cup. Return tea to saucepan. Reheat until hot. Add Orange Honey to your preference of sweetness and lemon juice to taste. Add optional bourbon or brandy.
  2. Prepare serving glasses: Mound sugar on a flat plate that is slightly larger than the diameter of the glasses. Moisten the rim of each glass by passing a folded lemon slice quickly around the rim, then press firmly into the sugar and twist.


Carefully pour the Sage Cider Tea into the center of the glasses; avoid hitting the sugared rim. Drizzle a float of ½ tsp. Blood Orange Olive Oil over the top.  


  • 1 liter water, distilled or purified
  • ½ gallon apple cider, unfiltered
  • 1 small bunch sage leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small bottle good quality bourbon or brandy, optional