Hot Spiced Tea for the Holidays


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick
  • 6 tea bags (such as Lipton)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Pour water into a pot; add cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags to water and set aside to steep until the tea is to your preferred strength, at least 5 minutes. Remove and discard cloves, cinnamon stick, and tea bags.

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Stir orange juice, sugar, pineapple juice, and lemon juice together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir the juice mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Pour juice mixture into the spiced tea; serve hot.