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Spiced Iced Tea

 Spiced Iced Tea
This was my mom's iced tea recipe, which had a special spot in our refrigerator on hot summer days. I remember it being served as a special treat for the men who were on hand during the hay harvest. -Ellen Carlton Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
2-4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 individual tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Ice cubes, fresh mint and lemon slices


  • Pour boiling water into a heat-proof pitcher. Add the tea bags,
  • cinnamon, cloves and sugar substitute; steep tea for 15 minutes.
  • Discard the tea bags, cinnamon and cloves. Pour tea over ice in
  • glasses; garnish with mint and lemon. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 3 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.