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Hot Spiced Tea

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Hot Spiced Tea
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For an alcoholic drink, add medium or dark rum to cups before serving. Also tastes good chilled, without rum, and can be served in summer as iced tea.

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  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1-inch stick cinnamon
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons black tea
  • Juice of 3 oranges
  • Juice of 1-1/2 lemons
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar


Tie spices loosely in cheesecloth bag and bring to a boil in water. Add tea, tied loosely in another cheesecloth bag, and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove bags of spices and tea. If juices are pulpy, strain them, then stir into tea. Add sugar to taste.
Updated Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

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