If you want a flavored and healthy tea, this orange peel tea recipe is perfect! A delicious drink, especially in cold winter days that also helps you stay healthy thanks to its vitamin C.
Orange Peel Tea recipe
Orange peel has a wide range of use in the kitchen thanks to its very aromatic taste, in soups, cakes, salads or stews. It can become an important ingredient for many dishes but also for tea.
Orange peel has been used as medicine for many years as it helps to fight viruses and bacteria and it’s also good in treating cough, asthma, bronchitis, chest pain and colds. Orange peel tea is healthy and fragrant, recommended especially during cold winter days.
Also orange peel is a natural medicine against heartburn. If used for more than 20 days, it can help you get rid of this annoying, and in some people painful problem.
What you’ll need to make orange peel tea:
- 1 teaspoon dried orange peel
- 250 ml = 8 oz plain water
- cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder (optional)
- honey or sweetener of choice
How to make the tea:
- Peel an orange and cut the peel into small pieces.
- Leave them to dry, preferably in a cool, dry place.
- Boil water and when it starts boiling add a teaspoon of orange peel.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, add a stick or cinnamon or sprinkle some cinnamon powder (both optional), then filter.
- Let it cool slightly and add a teaspoon of honey.
Note: I would not recommend drinking orange peel tea during pregnancy as it may affect the fetus. Orange peel tea can be a stimulant in some people who take a caffeine supplement and it may cause agitation and sleep disturbance. If you have heart problems or any other serious condition, check with your doctor before drinking this tea if it can cause high blood pressure, hypertension, arrhythmia, tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain, aggravate the thyroid problems, worsen glaucoma etc