Wassail (Hot Spiced Tea) for 45-cup Urn

Beverages, Hot

Wassail (Hot Spiced Tea) for 45-cup Percolator Urn

Wassail (Hot Spiced Tea) for 45-cup Percolator Urn

Course Drinks
Servings 30


  • 1 gallon 128 oz good-quality apple cider
  • ½ gallon or so about 64 oz. juice like cran-apple or pineapple
  • 4 cups water
  • Put these in the reservoir of the urn and add the following into the brewing basket:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks broken once
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise pod if you can locate this
  • sliced orange
  • half sliced lemon
  • dash salt


  • Follow manufacturer’s directions for use of urn.
  • We just plug ours up and away she goes, ready in about 30 minutes or less.
  • Our device can stay on for hours, keeping the drink at the perfect temperature for family and guests.


Yields: 30+ servings
Adapted through the years
Keyword Christmas tea, holiday tea, holiday wassail, hot spiced cider, hot spiced tea, hot tea, percolator tea, wassail


Our family has welcomed guests into our home for our entire marriage, 29 years thus far. Many of our friends and family have come to expect this warming beverage and often ask for a recipe. As with most of my cooking, I did not have a particular recipe written down–until now. Enjoy! Stay warm, friends!

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