An invigorating blend of spices for Mulling Apple Cider or Wine that is sure to warm the body and soul!
2.13 oz (Contains 3 Tea Bags. Each bag will infuse a 1/2 gallon of Apple Juice/Cider)
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Gluten Free Vegan Keto Friendly Sugar Free Sodium Free Dairy Free Soy Free
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Perfect accent to a cold winter night!
As the crisp air of fall turns from brisk to cold we know that it is
settling in for the winter. Coats and mittens come out to keep us
warm and we look forward to our favorite comfort foods and hot
beverages. The best cider is made from the best apples of course,
but these Mulling Spices can transform even an ordinary store
bought apple juice into holiday magic as the senses are tingled and
the body is warmed from the inside out. Making Mulled cider or wine is as easy
as turning on your crockpot and letting the smell of spices fill your
home as the beverage infuses.
All of our products come vacuum sealed in a non-reactive and food-safe Mylar bag with a tamper-evident and heat-sealed tear-away strip. The Mylar bag features a reusable zipper closure for ease of use and storage, which eliminates needing to transfer the product to another container. These bags are light, oxygen, and odor-blocking for maximum protection from environmental factors that cause oxidation and rapid aging of volatile oils and flavor compounds. All of our products are sealed in these Mylar bags the day they are batched to ensure the best preservation of freshness and quality possible. Each product will also contain a 3-gram silica gel Tyvek desiccant packet to help absorb any moisture and oxygen in the bag over the course of its use. The desiccant packets are FDA approved as pharmaceutical/food grade and 100% non-toxic. We strongly encourage you to press all air out of the bag after each use before zipping close and to store bags in a cool place away from direct sunlight or any heat sources, such as an oven or microwave.
-This is what we believe in, it’s why we are here-
In this industry, all the big players in the market have to produce at such large volumes in order to be able to anticipate the demand of the market that product is often stockpiled and sitting around waiting for distribution. “It’ll always be available, and it’s always on the shelf” is something you can count on. The downside is that when you go shopping and buy a jar of seasoning from any major brand in a grocery store, the odds are very high that the product you picked up was produced a long, long time ago in a factory far away.
I think we can all relate to what an old can of coffee grounds or a week-old bottle of wine tastes like after it has been sitting around too long. It may have been good, even great, once… but time ages everyone and everything, sometimes for better, but usually for worse.
Quality and Freshness are the primary goals that we at Rae&Ryan’s Gourmet Foods are looking to excel at, well besides creating new and unique flavors that will knock your socks off! We do not subscribe to the concept of compromising quality for the gains of quantity. We are not trying to make the fastest buck possible and get out before it all falls apart. We are working every day to create a brand you can trust and rely on to be the best and never compromise.
That sounds good and well, but what does that actually mean, you say? Well, that means that we are as close to the source of the ingredients as possible so we know how old they are. A select few ingredients we grow ourselves here at the homestead, and it doesn’t get fresher than that. The rest we source fresh/raw and organic as much as possible which gets processed and dried on-site. The ingredients we can’t grow or source fresh we source already dried from only the highest of high-quality suppliers who also believe in our philosophy of quality over quantity.
What this means for you as the consumer is that you are guaranteed to receive a product that was produced within the last month or less, often less. Some of our less common products or large-volume orders are made to order and shipped within three days. When you open a vacuum-sealed pouch of seasoning from Rae&Ryan’s your nose will know that what you hold in your hand has not been sitting in a hot factory, a flatbed truck, or some lonely shelf for months or years. Your taste buds will confirm that what you have is the freshest and most potent seasoning available, short of going to your Grandma’s house.
Stale and bland food doesn’t make any more sense than carrying a dull pocket knife or walking around with your shoelaces untied. I think we can all agree that:
Life’s too Short for Flavorless Food!
One “tea” bag will infuse a ½ gallon of apple juice/cider/wine when set to low
in a crockpot or simmered for 2+ hours on the stove. Can be used for larger
batches if left for longer. For best results set crockpot to high for
1.5-2 hours and then reduce to low for apx 1-3 more hours.
Taste periodically after the first 2 hours to test for desired strength of flavor.
You do not want the cider to boil so adjust cook time based on batch size and
power level of your crockpot. In general, starting on high to bring it up to
temp and then reducing to low until desired flavor is reached works best.
Recommended to add apx 1/4-1/2c brown sugar per half gallon of liquid once warm
enough to dissolve. Stir carefully to not rupture the tea bag and
simply adjust to taste for sugar.
|Dimensions||8.5 × 6.25 × 1.11 in|
I’m making spiced cider with this mulling spice packet right now in my crock pot for the 7th time. I LOVE this spice packet blend so much that I had to stop and write a review. I’ve made spiced cider with an old recipe previous to this and found that I didn’t like the “bite” from the spices that always tasted rude. This mulling spice blend is very smooth and soothing with rich undertones that include a nice warmth at the heart of it. It invites me back for another cup time after time. I make it in a crock pot on the weekends (with a 1/2 gal of cider and 1/4 cup brown sugar ) and store the leftovers in the fridge for reheating during the week. Tastes just as good reheated! I love the convenience of everything packaged in a bag ready to use!
So glad you are enjoying our mulling spices! This is one of our family traditions and favorites at the holidays. A lot of time went into crafting the perfect blend for flavor and potency without being overwhelming and we are happy to hear you enjoy it so much. Thank you for your wonderful review!