Holiday Spiced Tea

  • Yield 16 servings

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

 

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