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Hot Tea Punch


- 6 cups water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 8 whole cloves
- 5 tea bags
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice


1. Put water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large heavy based sauce pan and bring it to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil for about 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover with a tight fitting lid and let stand for 10 minutes.
3. Discard the tea bags. Add orange and lemon juices to the punch. Remove the whole spices with a slotted spoon and reheat before serving. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Serve hot.