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Hot Spiced Tea for the Holidays

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"This is an old family favorite, handed down from my great-grandmother. The holidays officially begin with Christmas carols and my favorite hot spiced tea! Definitely a seasonal comfort beverage for me! I prefer to use fresh juices with pulp. The flavors are different. Canned pineapple in light syrup is best. Set the pineapple chunks aside for the rest of your holiday baking. Store leftovers in refrigerator and reheat as needed."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 87
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour water into a pot; add cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags to water and set aside to steep until the tea is to your preferred strength, at least 5 minutes. Remove and discard cloves, cinnamon stick, and tea bags.
  2. Stir orange juice, sugar, pineapple juice, and lemon juice together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir the juice mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Pour juice mixture into the spiced tea; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 87 calories; 0.1 22 0.3 0 9 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This tea is delicious - it has become a family favorite! Very similar to the spiced tea (or Russian Tea) mix I used to drink growing up, only it uses better ingredients. Just a quick tip for ...

Most helpful critical review

I added an additional cup of orange juice to give it a lighter taste.

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This tea is delicious - it has become a family favorite! Very similar to the spiced tea (or Russian Tea) mix I used to drink growing up, only it uses better ingredients. Just a quick tip for ...

Absolutely Awesome!

I made this exactly by the recipe, but when I tasted it, it seemed a little weak. So I added the tea bags back in for another 10 minutes (I had already discarded the cinnamon and cloves). The ne...

I added an additional cup of orange juice to give it a lighter taste.

This is the same as Russian Tea, with fresh ingredients and much less sweet - a good thing. The other advantage is that I don't have to mix as many servings as the dry mix version.

I loved it and I'm not fan of plain hot tea!

Very. very good! Made as is.

Delicious. Wanted a warmer-up that wasn't spiced apple cider. This is very good. Adjust the sugar to your preference. I think I'd use a little less next time.