Quantity: Brews 1 Gallon
Contents: Orange Peel, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves
Brewing: For a Gallon Brew: 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.
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 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.
ABOUT OLIVER PLUFF & COMPANY
Oliver Pluff & Company is a fine purveyor of teas, toddies, and coffees. They started by asking the questions, "What tea was thrown in the harbor during the Boston Tea Party and what did they drink after they finished?" And then they went to find and recreate the blends that tell the stories of these historic American beverages.
Oliver Pluff & Company is a Veteran Owned Small Business.