Recipe Feature: Orange Clove Tea

Orange Detox Tea. Photo via Season with Spice.

Orange Detox Tea. Photo via Season with Spice.

I am just on a roll with all of these recipes lately! But here we are. Alas – another recipe.

I haven’t been in a reviewing sort of mood lately, and I woke up with a sore throat this morning, so I’ve been feeling sort of meh all day despite the fact that I am drinking a cup of Detox Tea today, so I could have reviewed that I guess!

In truth, I actually I don’t even know what this tea is.

Someone just handed me a cup and said “Here drink this it will make your throat feel better”, and I was like “okkkk” in a scratchy, whispery – raspy sounding tone. SUPER FUN, GUYS!

And it’s not even the “I’m cool, alluring, mysterious sensual and sophisticated” raspy that some women can pull off, it’s the “someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed and smoked 5 packs of cigarettes” raspy. Attractive.

Think of this recipe as what you will be drinking the day after Halloween ( which falls on a Saturday this year – say whaaaaaat), to wake you up, and set you back on your feet after a night of partying! Someone a little hung over? Lindsay to the rescue … along with greasy food and Advil, I supply, from my arsenal of tips and tricks for post-partying, a tea recipe. OF COURSE!

Orange Clove Tea. Wa-baaam.

Okay enough with the theatrics, lets get into this.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water
  • Peel from half an orange ( you heard that RIGHT, don’t throw away your orange peel – well you should be composting that stuff anyways, but I digress).
  • 3-4 cloves.
  • 1 bag of Bean Around Books’ English Breakfast Black Tea.
  • sugar or stevia to taste (optional).

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in a small pot
  2. Turn your heat to low.
  3. With your fingers, crush the round, tips of the cloves into a powder and add to water.
  4. Add clove stems and orange peels to water as well.
  5. Cover and let simmer to 15 to 20 minutes.
  6.  Turn heat off.
  7. Add tea bag of black tea into pot.
  8. When tea is ready ( it should be a dark orange color), pour through fine strainer into 2 mugs.

This recipe is off of the website Season with Spice via Pinterest, and you can find the original recipe for Orange Detox Tea here

That is it for me today. Later on today I’m going for Pho (pronounced “Fuh” apparently) with friends. Have you had it before? It is Vietnamese noodle soup! Perfect for a sore throat, and super delicious. Clears everything right up.

Hopefully I’ll be better by tomorrow. Stay tuned for another Recipe Feature soon, and I promise another Tea At A Glance Feature shortly, when my spirits are further lifted and my throat isn’t so sore!

Thanks for reading! Cheers! Lindsay 🙂

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