“This recipe was posted in response for Russian Tea using "real" ingredients. I have not tried this yet but it sounds lovely. It came from the Iced Tea book by Fred Thompson. Since Russian tea has cinnamon in it you could add a cinnamon stick to the infusing process.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the cloves with two cups of water in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat and let cloves steep for at least 45 minutes, preferably 1 hour.
  3. Bring two cups of the remaining water to a gentle boil in a small saucepan.
  4. Add the tea bags, cover and remove from heat.
  5. Let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove tea bags with out squeezing them.
  7. Squeezing them will release more tannins into your tea and make it bitter.
  8. Strain the clove water into a 2 quart container.
  9. Add the steeped tea, orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar.
  10. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  11. Add the remaining 4 cups of water and stir to combine.
  12. Let cool.
  13. then chill and serve over ice.

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