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Sunburst Spiced Tea Recipe

Sunburst Spiced Tea Recipe

Our home economists use oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Add tea leaves and boiling water. Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Strain tea, discarding peel mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

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