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Orange Spiced Tea

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Warm up in the evening with a mug of Orange Spiced Tea. Cinnamon, cloves, and orange scent the air, while orange liqueur spikes this cold weather soother.

Ingredients

  • 2 (3 1/2-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 6 regular-size wild sweet orange tea bags (such as Tazo)
  • 1 (10-inch) orange rind strip
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur
  • Garnish: orange slices

How to Make It

  1. Heat cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in boiling water. Add tea bags and orange rind strip; cover and steep 5 minutes. Discard solids. Stir in sugar until dissolved; if desired, add orange liqueur. Pour into 6 mugs. Garnish, if desired.