Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

From Canadian Living; DH has started drinking alot more tea, and this recipes is simple and delicous! Add honey and sugar, as desired.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large grapefruit (ruby red, if possible)
  • 2 large oranges
  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 cup black tea leaves or 1 cup earl grey tea leaves


  1. Using vegetable peeler, peel rind (avoiding pith) from grapefruit, oranges and lemons. Place on rack and let dry at room temperature until brittle, about 24 hours. Break into 1/4-inch (5 mm) pieces.
  2. In bowl, combine grapefruit, orange and lemon rinds and tea leaves. Spoon into decorative bag or airtight jar. Makes about 35 servings.
Most Helpful

I just made a small batch for my sister's welcome home gift basket. I used only orange peel as it was already dry and tea from tea bags as I was out of loose tea. I promise I'll stick to the recipe next time. I just saw karen's photo and I had to make it too.

littlemafia February 12, 2010

I slightly misread the recipe initially and thought I was going to be drying the fruit, however, once I got underway, I realised my error! I wondered what to do with all that peeled fruit, before I realised.. squeeze it and enjoy a glass of delicious fruit-juice! Which I did! My peels didn't get particularly brittle, even after 24 hours, so I sliced them up in the end, but they did dry out. I used a mixture of green tea and rooibos tea leaves, predominantly rooibos. I have been enjoying this tea for the last day or two, a lovely citrusy tang which I really enjoy. I drink my tea black, no milk or sweeteners of any kind, and I find this pleasant and refreshing. Thanks Katzen, lovely! Made for veg*n swap#19

Karen Elizabeth February 09, 2010