Recipe – Holiday Spiced Tea [UPDATED]
I am already drinking down my first batch of Spiced Tea for this holiday season. My mom has been mixing up this orange, lemony, spicy concoction as long as I can remember. My friends always request it around this time of year, the requests became so overwhelming a couple years ago that I began gifting them with a small jar of tea and an attached recipe--my subtle hint.
This tea is so easy to make because you really can't go wrong. Add whatever spices you want to the three base ingredients: Instant Tea, Tang, and Country Time Lemonade. I add cloves and nutmeg. You could also add allspice and cinnamon.
Holiday Spiced Tea:
1 jar of Tang (1lb 11 ounce jar)
1 package of pre-sweetened lemonade Koolaid OR CountryTime
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg and allspice if you like (I do!)
And I just noticed at the bottom of my mom's recipe that she occasionally adds rum---totally makes sense if you met her, pretty sure 4 kids will do that to you. . . I've never tried it though. lol
I toss all the ingredients into a large plastic bag, seal it up and shake it around. (It creates a cloud of spicy smoke when you open it--so wait for it to settle a bit or you will have tangy nostrils.) This tea looks so pretty when you pour it into a mason jar. Add 2-4 tablespoons to a cup of piping hot water, depending on how strong you prefer it and enjoy!!
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