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Sunburst Spiced Tea

 Sunburst Spiced Tea
Our home economists use oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.