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Spiced Orange Tea


Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

3 cups water
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
2 tea bags
Ice cubes (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine water, juices, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves and tea bags in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cover pan when mixture just begins to steam. Turn off heat; let steep 5 minutes. Strain tea into preheated teapot; serve hot. Or, to serve cold, strain tea into 1-1/2-quart container with tight-fitting lid. Cover when cool and refrigerate until very cold. Serve in ice-filled tumblers. Garnish each serving with mint.

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