Our home economists use oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea.
- 2 medium oranges
- 1 medium lemon
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 teaspoons English breakfast tea leaves or other black tea leaves
- 4 cups boiling water
- Using a citrus zester, remove peel from oranges and lemon in long narrow strips. (Save fruit for another use.) Place the peel strips, cardamom and cloves in a large bowl. With the end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released.
- Add tea leaves and boiling water. Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Strain tea, discarding peel mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sunburst Spiced Tea in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p204
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