Warm up a chilly winter morning by serving cups of this hot, fruity tea. It’s wonderful with scones, muffins or other breakfast treats. —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, Illinois
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 10 whole cloves
- 3 cups water
- 2 individual tea bags
- 3 cups apricot nectar
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Place cinnamon and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string.
- Place water and spice bag in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep, covered, about 5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea and spice bags.
- Add remaining ingredients to tea; heat through, stirring to dissolve sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Apricot Tea in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p26
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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015
"Omitted spices. Could not find apricot nectar in my local area so I substituted a can of pureed apricot halves for the nectar. It had a rich apricot flavor."