Spiced Tea

posted by Queen Bee 03-07-100 10:43 PM

Spiced Tea
[from Hometown Cooking (an excerpt from Southern Settings the hometown cookbook from Decatur) this recipe is credited to Kathy Austin of Decatur Alabama]

2 cups water
3 inches of stick cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
3 tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups pineapple juice
3 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
Ice (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine water and spices. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spices Stir in sugar and juices. Cover and chill thoroughly.

Makes 8 (8 ounce) servings.

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