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I catered for 5 years, and this was by far my most-requested beverage recipe. Fresh citrus juice makes it special. It's a refreshing change from ordinary iced tea.—Marcia Porch, Winter Park, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 quarts water
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 10 individual tea bags
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (46 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • Juice of 7 lemons
  • Juice of 6 oranges
  • Ice cubes

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large kettle, bring water and cloves to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; add the tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and cloves. Stir in sugar and juices. Serve over ice. Yield: 24 (3/4 cup) servings.
Originally published as Citrus Iced Tea in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p54

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