It's been an unusually cold winter already for us here in northern Virgina. Sometimes I want a mug of warm apple cider, but either don't want or don't have need for a whole pot (even a small pot) of cider.
Here's the cheater's cider that's been working for me. Pour apple cider (or even apple juice) into a mug. Microwave for 90 seconds. Dunk in a chai tea bag. Let steep for a couple of minutes and voila, hot apple cider.