Loaded in healthy benefits this orange ginger tea can be served hot or cold. A healthy addition to your daily routine!
While most mornings you can find me with a smoothie in my glass, there are days that I’ll start with a hot (or ice cold) glass of tea, depending on the day. Today I’m sharing a favorite of mine which is super simple: it uses only 3 ingredients and will take you no more than 5 minutes. My Orange Ginger Tea is delicious both hot or served over ice, so you can enjoy it any time of year!
- Black tea: Earthy, bold, and somewhat nutty in flavor, black tea has caffeine for energy and is loaded with antioxidants.
- Orange peel: Rich in calcium and provitamins, it adds intense citrus flavor.
- Ginger: Chalk full of vitamins and nutrients, it’s sweet and spicy in flavor that pairs well with orange.
How to Make Orange Ginger Tea
Start your Orange Ginger Tea by peeling your orange and cutting your ginger into small pieces. You could also use a cheese grater and grate it, or use some fresh ginger paste.
Then in a large pitcher or tea pot, add your tea bags.
Then add in the ginger and the orange peel pieces.
Then brew your tea by adding hot water.
Let it steep, following the package instructions for your tea brand, and to your own tastes. Then give it a good stir to make sure flavors are all evenly incorporated.
Then pour into a glass. On this particular day, I was feeling like an iced tea, but this tea can be drank hot or cold.
Serve adding additional orange slices for garnish and flavor, and enjoy your Orange Ginger Tea!
- Don’t have oranges? If you don’t have any oranges, you could make a similar tea using lemon.
- Sweeten it up. I personally drink my tea without sweetener, but if it’s too bitter, try adding some honey or licorice root.
- Make it an herbal tea. If you don’t drink black or green tea, you could make this with an herbal fruit tea or chamomile and still reap most of the benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is orange ginger tea good for?
Drinking black and green tea helps reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol and increase good (HDL) cholesterol. Tea is also full of antioxidants, and the orange peel and ginger add vitamin C, other vitamins, and promote digestive health.
When should I drink ginger tea?
You can drink it anytime, but I recommend drinking it in the morning because the ginger will help you jump-start your metabolism.
Is it okay to drink ginger everyday?
Yes, I wouldn’t include it in every meal, but having a bit of ginger every day is good for your health.
More Delicious Drinks
- Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa
- Rose Water Cooler
- Sparkling Orange Blossom Water Lemonade
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Easy Mango Lassi
Drink It, Like It, Share It!
Did you try this recipe and like it? The next time you make it, snap a picture and share it to your socials! Tag @thelemonbowl and #thelemonbowl so we can admire and share your drink.
Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cold drink, or a hot cup to warm you up, my Orange Ginger Tea will hit the spot.
Your straw is waiting.
Orange Ginger Tea
- 8 black tea bags ((such as Liptons, Rose’s or PG Tips))
- 1 medium orange (peel only)
- 1 tablespoon ginger (freshly grated)
- 8 cups boiling water
- Bring water to a boil and place 8 tea bags in a large pitcher.
- Meanwhile, carefully remove peel from one orange. Be careful to avoid the bitter, white pith – you only want the bright orange peel. A small sharp knife or carrot peeler works well.
- Place orange peel and grated ginger in a pitcher on top of the tea bags.
- Pour boiling hot water in the pitcher and let steep 10 for minutes.
- Serve hot or chill to serve iced.
Tea is about 5 calories a glass. Drink up!