Spiced Tea is one of my favorite family recipes that I love to make when the weather is just too cold to bear! It's my favorite comfort when I have a cold, the winter blues, or just want to be cosy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 16 cups
- 4 quarts (16 cups) water
- 10 single-serving black tea bags (such as Lipton)
- 3 whole whole cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 (12-ounce) container frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 (12-ounce) container frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 cup pure cane or demerara sugar
Place the cloves into a spice or tea ball infuser. If you don't have a spice/tea ball, you can place the cloves in a small square of cheesecloth and secure with kitchen twine. Set aside.
Bring the water to boil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Once the water is boiling, add the tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and spice ball of cloves. Reduce heat to a simmer over medium low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove the lid from pot and using a slotted spoon, remove the tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and spice ball.
Keeping the tea warm over low heat, stir in the thawed juice concentrates and sugar. Stir over low heat for about 10 minutes or until desired drinking temperature is reached OR cool the tea before placing in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and reheating individual servings as needed.