Prep 4 hrs
Cook 20 mins
This is an old favorite around our house for those cold Michigan fall and winters, and especially nice at football games.
- 1 gallon water
- 15 whole cloves
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 4 tea bags
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups sugar
- Boil water with cloves and cinnamon rapidly for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and add 4 tea bags, and let "steep" for at least 4 hours (we like to let it steep overnight).
- After "steeping" is complete, in another pan combine: 2 cups Orange juice 2 cups Pineapple juice 1 cup Lemon juice 2 cups Sugar. Heat gently, stirring to melt and mix sugar.
- Drain "solids" from tea mixture. Combine all together and heat to enjoy.
Simple and delicious. I used Irish Breakfast tea. The spices and fruit juices went together nicely. The pineapple makes it taste a lot like cider. This tea is soothing hot and refreshing cold. Would probably also make a nice hot toddy with a little rum or vodka added in. It was a little sweet for me though and I'd probably cut back on the juice mixture next time; also the ingredients for the juice mixture really should be included in the ingredients list. They're half the ingredients and not necessarily things people always have on hand. Thanks.
I only let this steep for 2 hours I was to impatient LOL I am not a fan of "flavoured" teas and this is my first time making one. WELLLLLLLLLL I am converted now. My DH and I are sitting here sipping and going HMMMMMMMM YUM. GREAT recipe and one that has been unreviewed for years. Definite keeper for me. I would give this recipe 5 stars ( more if I could) but the ingredient list does not list the juices and sugar until the directions part. If the poster could change that I will give a 5 star rating. Made for Comfort Cafe Tag Jan 2009