Spiced Cider Wassail Packet

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Cider Spices Wassail Kit is an Old English Recipe with Spice Bags included. 

Quantity: 1.5oz Spices - Brews 1 Gallon

Contents:  Muslin Spice Bag with Drawstring, Cinnamon Sticks, Cut Ginger, Ground Nutmeg

For a Gallon Brew: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of fresh apple cider, or ale, or mead.  Fill spice bag with ⅓ cup of wassail spices.  Add spices and ½ cup sugar, and simmer at low heat for 1-2 hours.  Serve hot or chilled. 

History: Wassail (Middle English 'wæs hæl' - ‘be you healthy’) refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year.  Historically, the drink is a mulled cider, mulled beer, or mead, made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and topped with toast.  A group then sings: “Old Apple tree, old apple tree, we've come to wassail thee, To bear and to bow apples enow, Hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, Barn floors full and a little heap under the stairs.”

Hand Blended + Packaged in Charleston, South Carolina

Oliver Pluff & Company is a fine purveyor of teas, toddies, wassails, coffee and cacao. We started by answering the question, "What tea was thrown in the harbor during the Boston Tea Party and what did they drink after they finished?" We recreate the blends and tell the stories of these historic American beverages for National Parks, historical sites, gourmet markets, and direct to consumers. Our line comes hand-packaged in signature artisan tins. We connect people to the early American experience and to great cups of tea! Oliver Pluff & Company is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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