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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • To prepare tea: Bring 8 cups water to boil. Add cheesecloth bag and steep for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

9 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2020
5.23.20 I used dried orange peel that I bought at World Market, instead of drying my own. This was pretty good, although the cinnamon overpowered both the orange and clove flavors, and the black peppercorn was nonexistent. We enjoyed this in a cup of hot tea and the next day ice tea. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2009
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. Read More
(11)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2009
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2006
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. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2020
5.23.20 I used dried orange peel that I bought at World Market, instead of drying my own. This was pretty good, although the cinnamon overpowered both the orange and clove flavors, and the black peppercorn was nonexistent. We enjoyed this in a cup of hot tea and the next day ice tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
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. Read More
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