JANUARY IS NATIONAL HOT TEA
Stay Warm This Winter—Snuggle Up to a Hot Cup of Tea
Tea is nearly 5,000 years old. It was discovered in
2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung, known as the “Divine Healer,”
when as legend goes, some tea leaves accidentally blew into the
Emperor’s pot of boiling water.
Tea is naturally low in caffeine. A cup of Black Tea, for example,
contains about 40 milligrams of caffeine.
Cost Per Serving:
Prepared in the home, tea costs about three cents per serving, cup
or glass. Tea continues to remain one of the most economical
beverages available. For more information and facts, visit:
HOT SPICED TEA SERVES 6–8
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
6 cups cold water 6 tea bags
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
Add spices to water and bring to a rolling boil.
Add tea bags, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Strain into heated
teapot or carafe. Heat juices and sugar just to boiling. Add to hot