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Yields: 8 cups

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Ingredients Edit

  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • about 4 whole cloves
  • 3 to 4 tea bags (optional)
  • sweetener to taste, if desired

Directions Edit

  1. Place the water in a large pot. Tie the cinnamon sticks and cloves in cheesecloth; place in the water. Bring to a boil; simmer about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove pot from heat; remove the cheesecloth with the cinnamon sticks and cloves, and discard.
  3. Add tea bags to pot, if using, and allow to steep about 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sweetener, if using; stir until sweetener is dissolved.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. To serve, pour in tall glasses filled with ice.
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