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    Southern Spiced Tea

    Southern Spiced Tea. Photo by PaulaG

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    15 mins

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    LonghornMama's Note:

    This is my mother's recipe, originally from the 1800's, modern conversions are in parentheses. I grew up drinking it in the winter but like it year round, even iced. I suggest letting the flavors in the tea blend before you serve it, the cloves will become more pronounced. No offense to you powdered spiced tea people, but this is the real thing!

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    1. 1
      Add boiling water to tea, steep 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Strain (remove tea bags).
    3. 3
      Make a syrup by boiling the sugar, cloves and water.
    4. 4
      Add this syrup and fruit juices to the tea.
    5. 5
      Serve hot or cold.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 15, 2008


      Here's a wonderful tasting tea that really is good hot or cold. I made the whole batch, but sweetened it with Sweet & Low rather than sugar! The first two cups I had were HOT, & the rest went into the frig for a COLD drink or two [or three!]! I usually have a few quarts of 'fruited' green tea on hand anway, so this recipe was right up my alley! Thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Cupid's Choice Beverage Tag game]

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    • on November 12, 2005


      I already had made a similar tea recipe and loved that, so I knew I'd love this recipe. This one called for more orange juice and this time I used fresh, which with the lemon is superb with the sugar syrup. My husband loves it, too, and I sent him off to work with his own (and he dislikes all herbal teas). I'm convinced this extra vitamin c is going to keep us healthy! Roxygirl

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    • on October 13, 2005


      My family raved about this tea! I cut the recipe in half, but wish I had made the entire amount. I served it over ice and garnish with orange wedges as Paula suggested. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Spiced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 99.8
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 24.6 g
    Protein 0.2 g

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