Step by step orange peel tea recipe with photos.

Orange peel tea is a tasty tea you can make to change your mood. The tangy flavors of the tea will burst in your mouth long after having it. You can make the simple orange tea into a tea of your choice by adding green or black tea or milk chai. The tea has a refreshing taste but I like it occasionally only for a change in the evening. Children definitely like it. To make orange peel tea choose fresh organic oranges with thin peel.

I also make

Ginger chai 

 Mint chai

 Chocolate chai

Pink Kashmiri tea

Benefits of Orange peel

We all know that the flavors and vitamin of orange are more in peel than in juice. Then? Does it make sense throwing all those vitamin in garbage. Of course not. Orange peel has 60 different types of flavonoid and 170 types of phyto nutrients apart from being rich in vitamins, minerals, pectin and fibers. Historically, Chinese people had used Orange tea for medicinal purpose since long time.  Here are few major benefits.

  • Relieves respiratory problem like cold, flu,  asthma by expelling  congestion.
  • Helps weight loss by reducing appetite
  • anti inflammatory
  • anti oxidant
  • anti cancer
  • Good for oral health as it removes bad breath and whitens teeth.

Side effect of orange peel tea.

Its has practically no side effects if consumed in moderation. Increase use can cause diarrhea, or vomiting.

How to make orange peel tea recipe

Orange peel tea recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Cuisine: World
Servings: 2
Author: Recipe 52
Ingredients
  • ½ peel of an orange (I used kennow orange)
  • cups water
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 cloves laung
  • 2 inch cinnamon , broken in chips
  • 1 tbsp honey or sugar
Instructions
  1. Choose brightest, freshest orange for peel. Remove any spot or marked areas.
  2. Thinly slice the peel.
  3. Bring water to boil and add all spices and orange peel. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until color of water changes.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice.
  5. Turn off heat and cover. Let the tea sit for 15 minutes. For stronger taste leave it up to one hour.
  6. Reheat, strain and serve.
Recipe Notes

Variations

After reheat you can add 1 teaspoon green tea leaves or 2 teabag  to make orange peel green tea.

Or you can add 1 teaspoon black tea or 2 teabag to make orange peel black tea.

 How to make orange peel Chai

How to make orange peel Chai
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Course: tea
Cuisine: World
Servings: 2
Author: Recipe 52
Ingredients
  • ½ peel of an orange, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 inch cinnamon broken in chips
  • 2 teaspoon black tea
  • ½ cup milk
  • tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Bring water to boil and add all spices and orange peel slices. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until color of water changes.

  2. Add sweetener of your choice.
  3. Turn off heat and cover the tea with a lid. Let the tea brew for 10 minutes.

  4. Add black tea and bring tea to boil again and then add milk.
  5. Simmer for a minute.
  6. Strain and serve.

Step by step orange peel tea.

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Boil water.

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Add orange peels and spices.

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Boil for 2 minutes. Add honey or sugar or any other sweetener.

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Cover and let the tea steep for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes reheat, strain and serve your simple orange tea.

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For Orange green tea: After steeping add green tea and boil for 30 sec. Strain and serve  your Orange peel green tea.

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For orange peel black tea after steeping add black tea and boil for 60 secs.orange-peel-tea

For orange peel chai, add milk in black tea and boil for more 30 secs. Strain and serve hot.

orange peel tea recipe

How to store orange peels.

  • You can sun dry orange peels.
  • you can also oven dry on lowest setting till edges of peel are slightly dry.
  • Or you can slice orange peels and leave them on the counter to dry naturally.
  • Never store fresh peel in fridge, always store on room temperature.