November 8, 2019
MOTHERS HOLIDAY SPICED TEA
One of my fondest memories of childhood during the fall months
was Mother's Spiced Tea....there was always that big pot
left on the stovetop which held the most delectable hot tea....
she was given this recipe by her dear friend in Vicksburg....
you knew it was Autumn when the Spice Tea was made...
the days turned blustery...it was the annual television event
of the Wizard of Oz.....and Mother's tea....
I was the luckiest little girl in the world.......
I treasure this recipe which Mother jotted down
on the back of a bank deposit slip way back when
we lived in Vicksburg...my birth place.....
For this holiday Spiced Tea, I love
using my Johnson Brothers tea cups...just like Mother did!
I find that this is my favorite set to use for both
THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS....
I have tweaked Mother's recipe just a bit
and my version is below...it is the perfect taste of
HOLIDAY SPICED TEA
6 cups of water
1 t. ground cloves
1 cinnamon stick
6 large tea bags
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 T. lemon juice
Bring water , along with cloves and cinnamon stick to a boil.
Remove from heat and add the tea bags..allow to steep to desired strength.
In a small sauce pan, blend juices and sugar together
and heat to a boil.
Remove from heat, and add to the tea.
Blend together well....serve hot!
serenity and an unhurried holiday season