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How to Make Orange Tea

Orange peel not only has a very aromatic taste but is also extremely healthy. It is used in cakes, desserts, soups, salads or stews to give it a fresh and zesty flavor.   In order to make orange peel tea, you will need dry peels. Let's take a look at a simple step-by-step recipe to make orange tea at home using the peels. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: orange tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp dried orange peel
  • cinnamon sticks/cinnamon powder optional
  • honey or sweetner of choice
  • 8 oz water

Instructions

  • To make orange peel tea using fresh oranges, chop their peels into 1/4th sized pieces
  • Leave these oranges to dry, ideally in a cool and dry place. Fasten the process by roasting the peels in an oven until they turn slightly crispy.  
  • Crush these peels using a mortar and pestle until they turn into a powder. 
  • Now take a stainless pot with a lid on it and place the crushed and chopped oranges in it. Note that you can also use glass and enamel pots instead of steel. 
  • Bring the water to a boil. If you wish to add cinnamon powder to the tea to enhance the flavor, feel free to add it in this stage. 
  • Let the orange peels steep in the water for 15 minutes. 
  • Use a strainer to pour the tea into a teacup. Add honey or any other sweetener of your choice. Serve the tea hot and enjoy!