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Spiced Apricot Tea

 Spiced Apricot Tea
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 159 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.