Todd's Russian Tea

Recipe by D. Todd Miller
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 5 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 12 - 2
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 15
    teaspoons loose tea (or 3 family-size teabags)
  • 5
    quarts fresh preferably bottled water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place 3 qts of water in a large pot, and add cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Bring water to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and place a mesh tea-infusion basket of tea (or 3 teabags) into the pot. Steep tea for only 5 minutes.
  • After removing the tea-infusion basket or teabags, add sugar to the pot and stir until it dissolves.
  • Add cans of concentrate, plus 2 qts of water.
  • Bring the whole mixture up to temperature and serve hot.
  • This tea refrigerates well for a few days with the cloves and cinnamon sticks removed. Always serve hot, though.
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