|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 cups (8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Spiced tea is a traditional and much loved hot beverage in Russia. In the glory days of the tsars, it was served from gleaming silver samovars but, these days, a saucepan will do just fine. This is a traditional beverage for the Christmas holidays.
- 8 tablespoons black tea leaves
- 2 tablespoons clove (whole)
- 3 tablespoons orange zest (or tangerine)
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 2 quarts water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Place the tea leaves, cloves, zest and cinnamon sticks into a cheesecloth bag and tie the top tightly.
Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil, add the bag, remove from the heat, and allow to steep, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add the honey & lemon juice and serve. This tea may be made in advance and kept for two to three days if it is covered and refrigerated.