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A nice spicy tea mixture that can be given as a gift.
5 people made this
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 tablespoons dried orange peel
- 8 whole black peppercorns
- 7 tablespoons loose black tea
MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min
- Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container for several days.
- To prepare tea: Put the kettle on and take off just before the boil. Steep the tea mixture for 2 to 5 minutes, allowing 1 spoon of tea per cup.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(5)
Reviews in English (4)
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.-17 Dec 2009
by Caroline C
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.-10 May 2006
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.-26 Dec 2012