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Spiced Tea

on May 21, 2014

We’re finally having warm weather here in Minnesota, so now’s the time to start making those great summer recipes. Today’s recipe is one for Spiced Tea that I found in an old church cookbook that my mom gave me. Those church cookbooks have the BEST recipes – all tried and true. This iced tea is so refreshing that I have already tagged it as one of my new favorite summer drinks. It’s another very easy one to make and you all need to give it a try.

Spiced Tea

It’s great how so few ingredients can make something so tasty.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Spiced Tea

3 tea bags of your choice (you could use powdered or leaf tea, too)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup sugar (I would try any sweetener you want: stevia, etc.)

2-3 lemons, juice only

Steep the tea in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes.

Add extracts, sugar, and juice.

Combine with 2 quarts of cold water.

Serve cold.


I like having only 1 cup of hot water to cool down instead of steeping a whole pitcher of tea.

What a great idea!


You just have to dress it up and make it fancy with a sprig of mint, a slice of lemon, and the obligatory red striped straw.

So pretty!


The lemon in this tea is so refreshing and the extracts make it so tasty.



Get out those old church cookbooks and start trying some of those great old recipes.

This really is my new favorite!

Give it a try!



2 responses to “Spiced Tea

  1. […] I’ve already used some of the basil for a salad and some of the mint in the Spiced Tea that was on the blog in May – you can find the recipe here. […]

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