Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My family always gets homemade gifts from me and they're always expecting new things from me.So I'm on the look for new stuff to make.


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Put in your tin or jar and label with instructions if giving as a gift.
  3. Use 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water and steep 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with orange peel.
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Review updated...please read in it all. I was a bit disappointed in this recipe initially. At least in the quantities given per is too weak. Not much flavor. The only reason I didn't rate it lower is that I will agree that I prefer a more bold flavor in tea. I decided today to make an amendment to this review. I didn't want to just throw this out so left the orange zest in the container for several hours last night. Just before going to bed I strained the tea to remove the zest and put it into the refrigerator. The orange zest sitting in the tea for several hours did improve the taste considerably. I will probably try making this again in the future but will let the tea bags steep for about an hour for better flavor. I find that when making Iced Tea you have to let the tea steep much longer than when making a pot of hot tea. It probably has to do with the fact that the Iced Tea is going to be much more diluted with the addition of more water and ice. Made for ZWT #6 - 2010.

CarrolJ June 22, 2010

What a lovely treat little. My dear friend Annacia told me that I had to try this. She was so right, I loved it. It was absolutely wonderful. I really enjoyed the bold rich flavors. It was quick and easy to throw together and was very impressive looking. Thank you so much for sharing this treat. Made for May Pool party/10 :)

Baby Kato May 27, 2010

Little, I was expecting this to be good but it ha really exceeded my expectations. This is nothing short of a gourmet experience. I used dried blood orange peel, the ground cinnamon and I added a cinnamon stick to the jar just for looks. I still have big 4 ounce tea bags left from the cafe and they are just the perfect thing for this, just open a bag and mix in the orange and cinnamon. How easy can you get? The reward for this small effort is so much more than worth it! It's very cinnamon rich and sultry tasting with a light essence of orange.

Annacia April 25, 2010