Citrus Spiced Tea

Number of servings

ingredients

  • 10 Sunkist® oranges
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons loose black tea
  • 2 Sunkist lemons, sliced
  • 1 can pineapple juice
Directions
  1. Zest 5 oranges and put zest aside.
  2. Juice all 10 oranges and set juice aside.
  3. Put half of freshly squeezed orange juice aside to use later.
  4. In a small saucepan, briefly sauté the zest over medium heat until fragrant, then put cooked zest aside.
  5. Pour juice of 5 oranges into saucepan and add a pinch of sugar, cook over medium heat and reduce by about half. Then add zest to the juice.
  6. Remove the orange juice and zest from heat and set aside.
  7. Add 8 cups water, cloves and cinnamon sticks to a large pan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  8. Add black tea and steep 10 minutes. Use a strainer to separate cloves, cinnamon sticks and tea from the mixture. Return strained liquid to pan.
  9. Add reduced orange juice and zest mixture, remaining freshly squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon slices, sugar and an additional 2 1/4 cups of water.
  10. Heat tea mixture to desired temperature and serve.