This orange spiced tea is steeped with orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s the perfect tea to cozy up with this autumn season!
I’m still running off of last weekend’s high. I had quite the three day adventure in San Diego with some of my best friends celebrating my bachelorette weekend.
It wasn’t your typical wild, crazy, boozy bachelorette party. It was quite the opposite.
While it was calm and tame, I had so much fun! (Even if we did make it back to the Airbnb every night before midnight.)
My MOH planned THE perfect weekend. Tiki bars, all day spa day!, lots of food, and catching up with loved ones. That’s exactly what makes me happy.
Orange Spiced Tea
The weekend’s nonstop chatter did a number on my throat.
This orange spiced tea is just what I need to soothe Monday blues and mini vacation withdrawals.
- Black Tea of choice (loose or bags)
- Fresh Orange Peel
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Fresh Ginger
- Simple Syrup
This tea is super simple to make. It tastes great warm and even better chilled.
I took standard black tea bags and steeped them with orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and sliced ginger.
It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and very flavorful. I intensified the flavor with a delicious spiced simple syrup.
Asides from sweetening this tea, use the simply syrup in coffee, oatmeal, and smoothies.
Like your tea with booze? Use this tea to make spiced hot toddy!
Orange Spiced Tea
Yield: 6 cups
- 5 bags black tea
- peel from 1 medium orange
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2-inch ginger, peeled and sliced into disks
- 6 cups boiled water
Spiced Simple Syrup:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3-inch orange peel
- 1-inch ginger, peeled and sliced into disks
- In a large heat proof bowl, add black tea bags, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and sliced ginger. Pour just boiled water over spices. Allow to steep for 6 minutes.
- Strain out tea bags, orange peel, cinnamon, and sliced ginger.
- Serve warm or chilled. Add spiced simple syrup according to your sweetness preferences.
Spiced Simple Syrup:
- In a medium pot, add water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and ginger. Bring to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Strain out cinnamon, orange, and ginger. Cool to room temperature and keep stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. (Steep for up to 1 hour for more intense flavor.)
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Reader Questions and Reviews
Once the chilly weather rolls around, we go through a lot of tea. This looks like a lovely new one to try!
Thanks! I hope you give it a try :)
Best wishes on your upcoming wedding. How exciting! And your tea…delicious.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, MA! I need this tea stat to soothe my very own sore throat.
Thank you!! I hope your throat feels better! I usually load up on the honey and it helps :)
I’d love to try this out chilled and warm. I love that the extras are steamed with it.
It’s been so hot in LA and the iced version of this tea is giving me life!
Aaahhh, only 2 weeks till the big day?! Such an exciting (stressful) time. What a perfect drink to try and relax to while planning little last minute details.
Thanks! Yes, I can’t believe it’s almost time!!
This sounds like it would be perfect for a cold day!
Oh my goodness, this sounds fantastic! I would love to curl up with a glass of this this fall!
I am so excited for you!! And the bachelorette get away sounds just perfect. And this tea is just perfect for the oncoming colder nights.
Thank you!! I wish I could live at the spa and get a massage everyday :)
These are so Instagrammable and adorable! Definitely looks yummi! I love your orange spiced tea recipe cuz it contains healthy ingredients! Thanks a lot for sharing!