When winter sets in, I love to warm up with a cup of Spiced Winter Tea. While you can make it with black, ginger or green tea, I like to use green tea because it offers more health benefits than almost any other tea.
Loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, green tea is especially good for the heart (which is why it holds a special place in mine).
Fresh orange and lemon juices contribute some immune-boosting vitamin C to this winter warmer, and a little raw honey adds a touch of sweetness….and even some trace vitamins, minerals, and amino acids (raw honey truly is a superfood sweetener!).
Ingredients for 6 servings include:
- 6 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
- 5 tea bags of organic green, black, or ginger tea
- ¼ c. freshly squeezed orange juice
- ¼ c. fresh lemon juice
- Raw honey
Bring the water, cinnamon, and cloves to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat, then add tea bags. Cover and let steep 10 minutes, discard tea bags. Add orange and lemon juices. Using slotted spoon, remove the spices before serving hot with a touch of honey. This recipe can be prepared a day in advance as long as it is refrigerated and then reheated before consumption.