Recipe for Southern Spiced Tea


4 cups (950 ml) boiling water
3 tbsp (45 ml) tea leaves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup (225 ml) sugar
Juice of 3 oranges
1 tsp (5 ml) whole cloves
4 cups (950 ml) cold water


Pour boiling water over the tea leaves.
Let stand for a few minutes, then strain.
Boil together sugar, whole cloves, and water until it becomes a thin syrup.
Strain this into the tea.
Add orange juice and lemon juice.
Serve with lemon slices.
This recipe came from "Colonial Fireplace Cooking & Early American Recipes" cookbook by Margaret Taylor Chalmers.

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