This recipe is from “For Luncheon and Supper Guests”, by Alice Bradley, published in 1923. The book is available as a free download at the Project Gutenberg site; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10582. This recipe caught my eye because I love spiced tea.
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves, crushed
- 2 inch piece of stick cinnamon, broken into pieces
- 2 lemons
Put the water and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat to the boiling point and when sugar is dissolved add the cloves and the broken cinnamon stick, tied together loosely in a piece of cheesecloth. Boil gently to 215 degrees or to a thin syrup. When cool add the juice of two lemons. Serve in a small bowl, using 1 tablespoon syrup in each cup of tea.
I would use it for iced tea by the pitcher.
Orange juice might be nice instead of lemon.