Monday, October 31, 2011

Spiced Tea

I have decided to embrace fall and all it has to offer rather than feeling that summer was not nearly long enough or hot enough.  I am embracing carving pumpkins, candy corn, hot apple cider, and spiced tea.  I have given this recipe out several times over the last few weeks so I thought I might as well put it on the blog.

SPICED TEA
2 c. sugar
2 c. Tang
1 c. instant tea
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. cinnamon
1 pkg (.30 oz) lemonade mix
Orange slices, for garnish if desired

Mix together and store in airtight container.  Will keep indefinitely.  Mix 2-3 teaspoons (more or less to taste) into a cup of 8 oz. hot water. 

I store my spiced tea in a large Mason jar with the instructions right on the jar.  Personally, I like mine with more tea than what it calls for in the recipe.  I prefer somewhere around 2-3 tablespoons in mine.

This also makes a great gift.  It would make a great hostess gift if you have been invited over to someone's house for Thanksgiving.  It would also make great Christmas gifts for teachers or neighbors.  Just place a portion of tea in a plastic, zippered bag.  Then wrap each bag like a knapsack with fabric and tie with ribbon or raffia.  Place each knapsack in it's own mug. 

I hope you are enjoying the season as much as I am.  I hope you will enjoy this spiced tea as you enjoy the sights and the smells of the season.

2 comments:

  1. Is it tsp or tablespoon or cloves and cinnamon?

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  2. It is one teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of cinnamon.

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