A great childhood memory of mine is sipping spiced tea during the cold wintery months in Minnesota. I am not sure when “Tang” hit the marketplace, but we were a household that added to their company’s profits.
My mom had a recipe that included instant tea, sugar, tang, dry lemonade and spices. You simply added a couple of tablespoons of dry mix to hot water and you had a great tasting cup of spiced tea. Today, looking back, I wonder what the nutritional value was of that drink. I have concluded I loved it for the sugar high!
This Spiced Tea recipe is a healthy twist to the dry tea mix that I am so emotionally attached to. Amazing what emotional responses we get from food. Enjoy this delightful tea!
2 cups water
2 black tea bags
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice, ½ small lemon
3 tablespoons orange juice, ½ large orange
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
In a medium saucepan bring water to boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add remaining ingredients. Stir and serve.
Makes 2 servings
Or if you want to make a larger quantity, use these measurements:
8 cups water
8 black tea bags
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Makes 8 to 10 servings