True Confessions – Hot Orange Tea

Long ago, back before Google was turned into a verb, I looked up my now-husband’s webpage through Yahoo. I wanted to know more about the guy I had a crush on. And I wondered a lot more about him when I found a recipe for hot orange tea on his site.

I’ve learned that the hot orange tea recipe he had on his site – definitely delicious! I love it on a cold day – I’m drinking it today while it’s in the low 20s – but it’s great to drink cold too!

Enjoy this recipe!

Hot Orange Tea

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 2 tea bags
  • 2 cups orange juice (if using frozen concentrate, dilute, then measure)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon aromatic bitters

In sauce pan, combine water, cinnamon stick and cloves. Cover bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spices.

Add orange juice, honey and bitters. Heat through, stir well and serve. Makes 3 generous servings.

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