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Spiced Tea

Yield about 3 1/2 quarts


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3 (3-inch) sticks cinnamon
  • 6 regular tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of 3 oranges
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • Orange slices (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine water, cloves, and cinnamon in a large stainless steel Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and add tea bags; cover and steep 15 minutes. Discard tea bags, cloves, and cinnamon; set tea aside.

  2. Combine sugar, water, and juice in a small stainless steel saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Combine tea mixture and juice mixture, stirring until well blended. Pour into serving cups, and garnish with orange slices, if desired. Serve hot.

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