Hot Fruit Tea

hotfruitedtea

Hot Fruit Tea
1 whole orange
10 cups water
4 regular – size tea bags
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
2 cans 12 ounces each  frozen juice beverage concentrate (preferably raspberry, strawberry, or cranberry)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Orange slices to serve
Peel whole orange in one continuous strip; set peel aside and reserve orange meat for another use. Place water, tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange peel in a heavy large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and continue to simmer 15 minutes. Strain tea into a Dutch oven; discard tea bags, orange peel, and spices. Add concentrate and brown sugar, stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolve and tea is hot. Serve hot with orange slices. Make seventeen 6 ounces serving.

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