Holiday Spiced Tea

  • Yield: 16 servings

"This beverage is one of my favorite holiday recipes. Some like it cold as well as hot."


5small tea bags
1/2gallon plus 2 cups water
3teaspoons whole cloves
2cups sugar
1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
Juice of 3 lemons


  1. Brew the tea in 1/2 gallon of the water, and set aside. Brew the cloves separately in 2 cups of the water until the water is amber-colored and has a strong clove scent. This brewing process will take longer than the tea. Strain the clove water. Stir the sugar into the tea until it dissolves. Add the orange juice, lemon juice, and clove water. Pour all into a gallon jug. Add enough additional water to fill the jug. Makes 1 gallon.

Recipe by Alice Pouncey, Decatur, Miss.