Orange Spiced Tea


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With the weather getting increasingly colder, one needs a good cup of tea.  There is nothing better than a cup of tea to warm you from the inside out, especially when there is an addition of liquor.

I came upon this recipe while going through a Southern Living magazine.  I am a proud New Yorker, but the southerners sure do know how to add liquor to their food.  I bought Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea bags last week at the food store and have been ingesting it three times daily (without the liquor!) during work.  It was nice to see this recipe the following week with some added twists.

Orange Spiced Tea

Recipe adapted from Southern Living

2 cinnamon sticks 
½ tsp clove
6 cups boiling water
6 bags wild sweet orange tea (TAZO)
1 orange rind (about 10 inches)
½ cup sugar or three packets Truvia or equivalent sugar substitute
1/3 cup orange liquor, such as Cointreau

Steep the cinnamon and clove in water until fragrant.  Add tea bags and orange rinds for about 5 minutes.  Discard the bags and rinds.  Stir in the sugar until dissolved.  Take off heat and add in the liquor.  Pour into mugs and garnish with cinnamon and slice of orange.


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