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Serves 6 to 8 generously


  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C cold water plus an additional 5 C water, “furiously boiling”
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 4 juicy lemons
  • 10 whole cloves heads removed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 tsp heaping tea
  • A thin slice of lemon for each cup each slice studded with 1 whole clove


  • Dissolve sugar in cold water in a saucepan, and when quite dissolved bring mixture to boiling point. Remove from flame, add orange juice, lemon juice, cloves, and cinnamon, and mix well. Pour boiling water over tea in a heated teapot, and let brew and steep 5 minutes. Put fruit juice mixture into a crystal punch bowl, strain hot tea mixture over fruit juice, and serve immediately in punch or tea cups, each cup containing a clove-studded lemon slice.