One of my coworkers, Marilyn Meyer, owns an online store called Cozy Teapot Shop. I was looking through her site recently and thought that her items would be a great Christmas gift for all the tea drinkers on your Christmas list! And as a special treat, she's offering all of my readers a 10% discount if you order before December 18th. Her shop is found at www.cozyteapotshop.com. Use the code "December" at check out to receive the discount. And as an extra special treat, Marilyn is offering this yummy spiced tea recipe for you as well! Enjoy!
Combine 3 cups loose orange pekoe tea, 1/4 c. shredded orange peel, 4 inch stick cinnamon, coarsely crushed, 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger and 2 teaspoons whole cloves, coarsely crushed. Heat, covered, in 300 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Spoon into jar with tight-fitting lid. Seal. Store in cool place at least one week. To prepare tea, use 1 to 2 teaspoons mixture for each 6 cups boiling water; let steep 2 to 3 minutes. Makes 3 cups tea mixture.