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Spiced tea can be served hot or iced.

K. Goins

Serves/Makes:about 2 quarts

  • 4 cups (950 ml) boiling water
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tea leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • Juice of 3 oranges
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) whole cloves
  • 4 cups (950 ml) cold water
  • Pour boiling water over the tea leaves.
  • Let stand for a few minutes, then strain.
  • Boil together sugar, whole cloves, and water until it becomes a thin syrup.
  • Strain this into the tea.
  • Add orange juice and lemon juice.
  • Serve with lemon slices.
This recipe came from "Colonial Fireplace Cooking & Early American Recipes" cookbook by Margaret Taylor Chalmers.

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