Southern Tea Punch

1, 1-inch cinnamon stick
20 whole cloves
20 whole allspice berries
3 Tbls. loose black tea
3 Tbls. orange tea
3 Tbls. cinnamon tea
   or 3 bags of each type
1 quart water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 quart pineapple juice
Lemon slices or fresh mint for garnish
1 cup Pineapple-flavored vodka

Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag. Contain loose tea according to package directions. bring water to a rolling boil and remove pot from burner.  Place tea and spice bag 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 a large non-metallic serving container, add juice, and refrigerate. 
Add pineaple-flavored vodka before serving. Garnish with lemon slices or springs of fresh mint.

OPTION:  Can omit vodka for family parties.

Makes 2 quarts, or 30 punch cups.

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