Hot Spiced Tea for the Holidays

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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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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • 1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick

  • 6 tea bags (such as Lipton®)

  • ¾ cup orange juice

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup pineapple juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  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
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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