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Sunburst Spiced Tea

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Our home economists use oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sunburst Spiced Tea Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Lemon slices, optional

Directions

  1. Using a citrus zester, remove peels 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.
  2. Add tea leaves and boiling water. Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Strain tea, discarding peel mixture. Serve immediately with lemon slices if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 2 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free food.

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