Tea-spiced for holidays
Here at SBcanning, it is always so pleasing to have a creative warm and healthy beverage that does not necessarily have alcohol in it.
- 12 cups of water (must be divided)
- 6 tea bags
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 1/4 cups Granular Splenda (sugar replacement)
- 1 can (6oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 garnish-lemon slices, orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks
Measure 8 cups of water and bring to boil in large saucepan.
Pour boiling water over tea bags into container that will stand the heat l (pyrex) stainless steel pot.
Cover pot and steep for 5 minutes. As we remove the tea bag, remember to squeeze gently to get the flavor out of the tea. Stir in Splenda, orange and lemon juice.
Combine 4 cups of water, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for approx 20 minutes.
Then we pour the mixture through a strainer into the tea mixture, throwing away the spices.
Pour spiced tea into good sized mugs and serve HOT with thin lemon and orange slices and whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.
This is heaven! A must serve for the holidays!
Serves 8 large mugs or 16 small.