Citrus-Spiced Sweet Tea

Y'all, I have settled back in the South for a little bit. What does this mean?? Awesome bbq, fried chicken, sweet tea and an apartment with a kitchen...this girl isn't kitchenless anymore! 

To begin my Alabama adventure, I figured I would start this new chapter off with a twist on classic Southern sweet tea. This citrus-spiced sweet tea from

Charleston Receipts

will be the perfect welcome home drink.

Southern Spiced Tea 

Recipe by: Charleston Receipts 

Total time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 18 cups



8 cups boiling water 

4 tea bags 

6 oranges, squeezed 

2 lemons, squeezed 

1 tsp. ground cloves 

Simple Syrup 

2 cups sugar

8 cups water 


1. Steep tea bags in 8 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes. 

2. In a separate saucepan, heat 8 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar until the sugar dissolves. 

3. Squeeze oranges and lemons. 

4. Add simple sugar, cloves and fruit juice. Serve tea chilled.