Orange peel tea helped me improve my immunity and vitamin C. I started taking it two years back, right after dinner and now practically witnessing amazing health benefits. These dry peels are amazingly magical for skin glow, weight loss, cold and building immunity level! So if you are looking at how to make orange peel tea, here are 4 different flavors recipes that you can quickly prepare at home within 10 minutes on slow heat.
My mother used to collect leftover orange peels and dry them to make tea. Yes, it seems funny but it's not if you know the health benefits. It's a delicious citrus peel tea idea that you can prepare at home by making different variations in flavor. Here I am making simple and traditional-style dried orange peel tea with black tea, coffee, and fresh orange juice.
Learn how to make orange peel tea recipe step by step using dry orange peel. Explore amazing health benefits for skin, cold and weight loss.
What is Orange Peel Tea?
Orange peel tea is extremely soothing and refreshing tea recipe prepared with dried orange peels. So simple and easy to make at home. If you are thinking this recipe is not for me then just have look at orange tea benefits then you will not lose your peels and always store it to make this amazing tea. Store-bought orange tea is costly so store your peels to make at home, and save your dollars. Isn't it an amazing deal?
It's a simple and affordable idea to make delicious and aromatic tea at home. While you make it, your entire house will be fragrant with the steamy aroma of oranges which is so refreshing and create positive and happy vibes.
I love to make this tea as a chilled orange peel drink with fresh orange juice as my son loves it. As it builds the immune system so recommended for kids and older people.
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Orange Peels | Water | Cinnamon Powder | Fresh Lemon Extract - 1 teaspoon | Sugar/honey | For Flavor: Black Tea | Coffee | Orange Juice
How to Make Orange Peel Tea
It's simple and easy to make orange peel tea with dried and fresh peels or skin. By adding different flavors, you can give more taste to traditional or classical orange tea.
You can serve it hot or cold as per your taste and desire. I always make it chilled with orange juice and serve it hot with black tea, coffee, or regular orange tea.
To make this orange tea, you only need a peel of fresh orange that you can wash and dry to store in an airtight container for later use.
Simmer the peel in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes to get the concentrated and strong flavor of peels. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to make it more aromatic then squeeze fresh lemon and strained it.
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What Type of Oranges Are Best For Tea?
In this recipe, I used Valentia Egypt orange to make this tea. I personally preferred Pakistani and Indian Oranges (Kinnow) as it has soft skin and also makes a big difference in flavor.
In the United States or Brazil, as they are world-leading producers of oranges so you can take Navel oranges to make this orange tea.
Here are 4 Flavors of Orange Peel Tea:
1) Classical Orange Peel Tea
Simply add orange peel in hot boiling water. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat to get the saturated solution. Take out from the heat. Squeeze the fresh lemon. Add sugar or honey as per your taste. Strain and enjoy! Serve hot or cold as per your choice.
2) With Black Tea
Boil water with orange peels and add black tea. If you like, you can add a pinch of cardamom powder. Enjoy! Best for winter to stay warm.
3) With Coffee
In hot boiling water, add orange peels and simmer for 10 minutes. Add black coffee and give it a good whisk. Enjoy hot with sugar or without.
4) With Orange Juice
It's simple and easy to make with orange juice and flavor more like a beverage. I personally served it cold. So you can make it by heating water with peels. Add orange juice with sugar or honey. Mix well! and enjoy.. If you are serving chilled then add ice cubes to make it tempting.
If you like, you can add some orange peel in tea as it will not only add a good taste but also make it presentable.
Orange Peel Tea Video
If you are curious to know how to make orange peel tea with homemade dried peels then here is the step-by-step video recipe to make it.
Orange Peel Tea Benefits
We all know oranges are naturally packed with vitamins and minerals and many people discard the skin that contained hidden nutrients that can help to improve our skin glow, immunity level, and increase the intake of vitamin C in a healthy way. If you are dealing with constipation and weight loss issues that these orange peels will give you magical results.
Here are some highlights of orange peel tea benefits:
- Builds immunity
- Best for Detox and as a fat cutter
- Anti Cancer
- Weight loss
- Regulate blood sugar
- For skin glow up
- The best source of Vitamin C
If you are looking to have flawless glowy and radiant skin then this tea can help you to add a natural glow-up look to your face and body.
Side Effects of Orange Peel Tea:
Moderation is always recommended to eat everything. If you have it so many times in a day or in excess then the excessive fiber intake can affect digestion or might create abdominal cramps.
How much Orange tea can I have in a day?
2 to 3 cups is fine in a day.
How to Dry Orange Peels?
Take out the orange peels and wash properly. Keep it on a tray or strainer and keep it under the sun. Make sure to cover it with a cotton cloth so the ultraviolet rays could not affect it. It will take 1 to 2 days to get dry.
Another way is to keep at room temperature where air can easily pass. Place the peels on a tray or paper and it will get dry in 2 to 3 days.
Dried peels are hard in texture.
How To Store
As the Orange peels get dry, you store them in a container at room temperature. Don't refrigerate! Try to consume as soon as possible as it doesn't carry any preservatives.
01 week is enough to use home-dried orange peel.
If you feel any fungus or bad odor then don't use it.
If you are storing cooked orange peel tea then refrigerate it for 3 to 4 days and when you need take it out and boil it again and have it with your flavor.
You can serve it solo after dinner or lunch. Here are a few ideas that will help you treat your guest with this amazing tea. I am sure they will love it...
Q & A
This Q&A is based on people's queries.
Every pregnancy is different so it's better to talk with your doctor. It's been advised to avoid herbal tea during pregnancy.
Yes, you can boil and drink it like tea also you can wash your hair to get an amazing glow. It also works as a house refresher with a calming aroma.
You can! but use an alternative like honey as it is better to discard sugar content from diet.
If you want, you can try it without flavor. With the addition of different flavors, you can add more value to this tea in terms of flavor, and aroma.
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Orange Peel Tea
- 1 tablespoon Orange peel
- 2 cups Water - 2 Cups
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon - ½ Tsp
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Extract - 1 Tsp
- Sugar/honey To Taste
Ingredients For Other Flavors
- ½ teaspoon Black Tea
- ½ teaspoon Coffee
- 1 cup Orange Juice
Classical Orange Peel Tea (With Cinnamon & Lemon)
- Simply add orange peel in hot boiling water. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat to get the saturated solution. Take out from the heat. Squeeze the fresh lemon. Add sugar or honey as per your taste. Strain and enjoy! Serve hot or cold as per your choice.
Orange Peel Tea With Black Tea
- Boil water with orange peels and add black tea. If you like, you can add a pinch of cardamom powder. Enjoy! Best for winters.
Orange Peel Tea With Coffee
- In hot boiling water, add orange peels and simmer for 10 minutes. Add black coffee and give it a good whisk. Enjoy hot with sugar or without.
Orange Peel Tea with Orange Juice
- It's simple and easy to make with orange juice and flavor more like a beverage. I personally served it cold. So you can make it by heating water with peels. Add orange juice with sugar or honey. Mix well! and enjoy.. If you are serving chilled then add ice cubes to make it tempting.
- Orange peel is sour in taste so don't cook it for very long time otherwise the tea taste will be compromised.
- Wash and dry the peels under sunlight or room temperature and keep them on a wire.
- Never store the peel in the refrigerator. Place on room temperature.
- You can make variations in taste by adding cardamom powder.
- Never cook the tea after adding lemon extract.
- Adding dried orange peel in tea will enhance the flavor and look of your cup.