Spiced Fruit Tea
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- 5 c
- boiling water
- (175 ml) bags herbal tea, orange spice flavor
- 1/3 c
- sugar or splenda
- 1/4 tsp
- ground cinnamon
- (46 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice
- 2 c
- cranberry juice cocktail
- 1/3 c
- lime juice
- kumquat, slices (optional)
- garnish ; orange slices or mint sprigs or lime slices or fresh pineapple, wedge (use one or all! optional)
1Pour boiling water into a very large bowl. Add the tea bags.
Let steep for 5 minutes.
2Remove and discard tea bags Stir in sugar and cinnamon until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
3Remove 3 cups of the mixture.
Cover and chill the remaining mixture for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
4Pour the 3 cups tea mixture into two clean ice cube trays, adding kumquat slices, if desired.
Cover and freeze until firm.
5To serve, divide prepared ice cubes among glasses.
Add chilled tea mixture.
If desired, garnish with fruit and/or mint. Makes: 8 to 10 (about 8-ounce) servings.