"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
6 cups boiling water 1 tsp. whole allspice 1 tsp. whole cloves 1 small piece stick cinnamon 6 tsp. tea leaves 6 tsp. orange juice 4 tsp. lemon juice Sugar syrup
Pour boiling water over spices and cover. Boil 3 minutes - add tea and steep 3 minutes. Strain and cool - add orange and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste with syrup. Syrup - equal parts sugar & water - boil until syrup.
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