PaPa’s Spicy Drank



1 1-inch cinnamon stick
20 whole cloves
20 whole allspice berries
3 tablespoons or bags loose black tea
3 tablespoons or bags orange tea
3 tablespoons or bags cinnamon tea
1 quart water
1 ½ cups sugar
1 quart pineapple juice
lemon slices or fresh mint for garnish


Tie cinnamon stick, cloves, and allspice in a cheesecloth bag. Gather the loose teas in cheesecloth or a DIY tea bag. Bring water to a rolling boil and remove pot from burner. Place tea and spice bags in hot water and allow to steep 10 minutes. Remove tea and spices from water, add sugar, and mix well. Allow mixture to cool, place in serving container, add juice, and refrigerate. Garnish with lemon slices or sprigs of fresh mint. Makes about 24 punch cup servings.