I have decided to embrace fall and all it has to offer rather than feeling that summer was not nearly long enough or hot enough. I am embracing carving pumpkins, candy corn, hot apple cider, and spiced tea. I have given this recipe out several times over the last few weeks so I thought I might as well put it on the blog.
A hot fall tea beverage with wafts of cinnamon and orange.
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 c. Tang
- 1 c. instant tea
- 1 t. ground cloves
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 pkg (.30 oz) lemonade mix
- Orange slices, for garnish if desired
- Mix together and store in airtight container. Will keep indefinitely. Mix 2-3 teaspoons (more or less to taste) into a cup of 8 oz. hot water.
I store my spiced tea in a large Mason jar with the instructions right on the jar. Personally, I like mine with more tea than what it calls for in the recipe. I prefer somewhere around 2-3 tablespoons in mine.
This also makes a great gift. It would make a great hostess gift if you have been invited over to someone’s house for Thanksgiving. It would also make great Christmas gifts for teachers or neighbors. Just place a portion of tea in a plastic, zippered bag. Then wrap each bag like a knapsack with fabric and tie with ribbon or raffia. Place each knapsack in it’s own mug.
I hope you are enjoying the season as much as I am. I hope you will enjoy this spiced tea as you enjoy the sights and the smells of the season.
Interested in another seasonal favorite?