Tea at Dawn: Spiced Iced Tea

It is supposed to be close to 100ยบ with a high humidity here today. While water is the best thirst quencher, this Spiced Tea is extremely refreshing. Give it a try!

This is the final recipe in the Tea at Dawn theme. Join me again on Monday for my next summer tea party theme.

Four 1/4” slices gingerroot, peeled
1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
3 tablespoons sugar
2 strips orange zest, about 3” long
2 sprigs of fresh mint
3 tablespoons black loose tea
Sprigs of fresh mint for garnish

In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, orange zest and mint. Cover the pan and remove from the heat. Allow to steep for 30 minutes. Add the tea and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a pitcher. Garnish glasses of tea with mint sprigs. Makes 4 cups but can be doubled.