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Spiced Cranberry (Raspberry) Tea



2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. allspice
1 1/2 cups loose tea leaves (not green tea)
6 cups sugar
4 cups orange juice
2 cups lemon juice
1 gal. cranberry or raspberry juice cocktail


Combine spices and tea leaves. Place spice-tea mixture in the center of a square of double layers of cheesecloth, gathering edges to form a bag to encase contents. Secure with kitchen string. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add cheesecloth bag to boiling water. Turn off heat and steep spices and tea, covered, for 20 minutes or longer if stronger tea is desired. Remove bag. In a large stockpot, combine spiced tea mixture, sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, cranberry or raspberry juice cocktail, and 12 cups hot water. Simmer tea until hot. Yield: about 2 gallons


From “Are You Ready? 100 Years of Family, Friends and Food,” Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi

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