When I was in high school I found a recipe for Spice Tea. It was quite popular back in the day, and recipes were frequently in magazines and newspaper articles during the Christmas holiday season. I didn't like the recipe I tried; it was just too sweet for me. I adjusted the recipe: I doubled the amount of instant tea, left out the sugar entirely, and changed the spices. This is the recipe I came up with:
Mother quit drinking it several years ago, saying it was just too sweet. I haven't made any since, but The Daughter decided it was time. I made some one day while she was here. We enjoyed a cup together, and I sent a jar of it home with her.Spice Tea2 cups Tang
1/3 cup lemonade mix
1 cup instant tea
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
The cup came from Dollar Tree and is one of my winter-time cups. We don't get much snow around here, but sometimes a snowflake is fun to look at, on this cup if not flurrying in the sky.
The jar is a 1976 Bicentennial jar. I remember all the Bicentennial hoopla. You couldn't buy anything, it seemed, without a bicentennial connection. We had bicentennial Christmas tree decorations in 1975. It was a mad craze! My Mother was so excited about all the celebrations, and then Daddy died not long after the 1976 year began.
My memories are a mixture of happy and sad, as I guess is the case with most people.
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