Orange Peel Tea Recipe

Published on August 5th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Close up of Orange Peel Tea in a cup

In the Caribbean, Orange Peel Tea is something often used to cure an upset stomach. The peels from oranges are cut away from the fruit and hung out to dry, and later used to steep in hot water for tea. The use of citrus peels is also well documented in Chinese traditional medicines and flavor certain dishes. In China, they use the peels of sun-dried mandarin oranges to make a tea called Chenpi. This traditional medicine was also used to assist in stomach-related issues like nausea, heartburn and to help remove gas. Today, orange peel tea has been credited as a great source of vitamin C and an excellent way to reset your digestion. Enjoy this simple orange peel tea to warm your body and help your tummy.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
1 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 6-inch piece of Dried Orange Peel

  • 32 oz Water

  • Sugar Or Honey to taste

Optional Ingredients
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon

  • 3 Whole Cloves

  • 1 Star Anise

Instructions

Using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the orange peel. Also, add all or some of the optional ingredients at this time.

Overview of orange peel tea in a pot of water on the stovetop

Allow the pot to boil for 3 minutes before removing from the heat, covering and allowing to steep for at least 5 minutes. The longer it soaks, the stronger the flavor

Orange peel tea steaming in a covered pot

Remove the ingredients from the pot with a slotted spoon and discard before re-warming the tea if necessary

Ingredients being strained from a pot

Serve warm in teacups or coffee mugs sweetened with honey or sugar to taste.

Sideview of mugs containing orange peel tea
Optional Uses

Add a piece of dried orange peel to any dish to enhance a citrus flavor.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart