Hot Spiced Tea

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by mainecooncat

I got this recipe from my Girl Scout Troop leader about 40 years ago. This was one of the refreshments we always served when we had a special event or a program that we invited our parents to attend. I just found the recipe in my childish handwriting tucked away in one of my mother's old cookbooks.

Top Review by stars1012

I'm a huge tea drinker, so I just couldn't pass this up. It probably would've been better if I'd had the ingredients it called for. Without orange juice or cloves in the house, I decided to take a stroll down to the supermarket. That plan backfired when a .6 oz. thing of cloves was 8 bucks and there were no small containers of O.j. I improvised using a little ground ginger and a sprinkle of nutmeg in place of the cloves and some very concentrated crystal light sunrise in place of the orange juice. Overall, it turned out alright.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add spices to water and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Add tea bags, cover, and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain into heated teapot or carafe.
  4. Heat juices and sugar just to boiling.
  5. Add to hot tea.

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