Orange Spice Tea Mix Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orange Spice Tea Mix Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Orange Spice Tea Mix

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"A nice spicy tea mixture that can be given as a gift."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon stick, cloves, orange peel and peppercorns. Place spice mixture and the tea bags in a cheesecloth bag, and tie with kitchen string.
  2. To prepare tea: Bring 8 cups water to boil. Add cheesecloth bag and steep for 5 minutes.
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Dec 18, 2009

Probably ok, but have found that adding just orange peel to a tea doesn't do much, even after aging. What is needed is a pure water soluble extract (the kind with alcohol) - adds more flavor, doesn't fade out, doesn't leave bitter after taste either (like I found out the hard way that the essential oils for making candy do!). I weigh the tea (I make big batches, for gifts), multiple the weight by 3%, add that much of the extract (by weight) with a spray bottle, let it dry spread out, loosely covered with a lid, about an hour. For 8 oz of loose tea, for example, I use about 1.9 oz weight of the extract. Then add other ingredients like some vanilla bean, some cardamon.

 
May 10, 2006

The orange flavor is fairly noticeable, but the clove/cinnamon is subtle to say the least. This wasn't bad, but I think I'll stick with my store-bought orange spice teabags. Thanks anyway.

 

4 Ratings

Dec 26, 2012

I really enjoyed this...I did not have the dried orange so used fresh and squeezed some juice from the orange into it. I liked it hot but did have it chilled as well. I could see making this for friends on one of these snowy eves.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 9 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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