Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins
I found this recipe in a book I picked up at a thrift shop. I'm not really a tea drinker so like to find ways to get those good anti-oxidants without the tea taste. This is all orange & spice so I quite liked it. I didn't have whole cloves so made mine with a dash of ground cloves instead. I had one cup warm & then put the rest in the fridge to have iced, it was nice both ways.
- 1 1⁄4 liters boiling water
- 50 g sugar
- 10 cloves
- 2 small cinnamon sticks
- 4 tea bags
- 4 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄4 orange, rind of (try not to get the pith as this will make it bitter.)
- cinnamon stick, to serve
- Combine water, sugar, cloves & cinnamon in a saucepan, mix & bring to the boil.
- Remove from heat & add tea bags, infuse for 4 minutes.
- Strain & stir in remaining ingredients.
- Place over a low heat to keep warm but do not boil.
- Discard orange peel & add honey to taste, (I added about 1 tsp per cup).
- Serve with long cinnamon sticks as mixers.
I made this tasty tea today to have with my lunch. It was good served cold. I found it very refreshing. I made half the recipe but kept all of the spices because I love spices. I also left the orange rind in my glass for added flavour. I will be making this quick and easy to make tea again. I love that the honey brings out all of the individual flavours. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea recipe Mandy.
I am sitting here at my computer with a tall glass of iced cold Spiced Orange Tea, and this is one of the best spice tea recipes that I have tried in a loooong time. A very nice balance of flavors. And not overly spiced like so many of the store bought brands that I have tried(and thrown away). Thanks for sharing this recipe Mandy.
I enjoyed this hot, and the flavors were great. Very comforting on a very damp day. I used Irish Breakfast tea, and for the honey, I used ~Rita~'s Lemon Ginger Infused Honey. I will be trying this iced during the summer. Made for Winter 2010 Comfort Cafe game.