Hot Spiced Tea

  • Yield: 4 servings


1quart boiling water
1/3cup sugar
1-- cinnamon stick
1teaspoon whole cloves
3-- tea bags
1 1/2cups orange juice
1tablespoon lemon juice
1/2teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Combine the boiling water, sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a full rolling boil.  Remove from the heat and add the tea bags.  Steep for 4 minutes.  Strain through a sieve.  Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice and orange zest.  Serve hot.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Favorite Recipes from the Black Forest Inn’s  Black Hills Treasures (Black Forest Inn, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2002).