- 11/2 cups loosely packed fresh spearmint leaves
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 1/4-inch-thick orange slices (do not peel)
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 orange pekoe tea bags
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.
In another saucepan, combine the spearmint leaves, sugar, orange slices, cloves and tea bags. Carefully pour the boiling water over the tea mixture and let it steep for 3 minutes. Stir to dissolve the sugar, and then strain the tea into a small warmed teapot or other serving vessel. Serve hot.
Photograph by Anna Williams