* This recipe may be tripled, but use only 1 1/4 cups sugar
4 cups freshly drawn cold water
4 tea bags
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
3 pieces cinnamon stick, broken
16 whole cloves
6 lemon slices for garnish
Bring the water to a boil, pour it over the tea bags, and steep 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
Add the fruit juices, sugar, and spices. Keep warm and allow the flavors to ripen about 20 minutes.
Bring almost, but not quite, to a boil, and serve, garnished with lemon slices.
Pairs Well With
Spiced tea can be served hot or cold-- from The Heritage of Southern Cooking