This Orange Spice Mulled Tea is steeped with orange slices, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. It’s the perfect tea to cozy up with this holiday season!
Colder weather = sweaters, warm blankets and hot drinks! Or at least that is my basic formula for the Fall/Winter season since I am ALWAYS cold. To help stay warm and cozy, my hot drink of choice on a daily basis is some type of tea. This easy to make recipe gives your cup of tea a holiday twist with some traditional mulling spices and orange slices. It will also make your home smell comforting and festive!
Let’s make some tea, get cozy under a blanket and relax…
Orange Spice Mulled Tea Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Orange Spice Mulled Tea…
- Water: No surprise here since we are steeping tea
- Black Tea: Loose leaf or tea bags…your choice!
- Orange: 1 orange sliced into rounds
- Cinnamon + Cloves + Cardamom: These are the warming, mulling spices that will infuse the tea with flavor. Use the whole form versions vs ground.
Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.
How To Make Orange Spice Mulled Tea
This delicious tea is easy to make and has the added bonus of making your home smell amazing. Simply…
- Simmer Spices: Place water, orange slices and spices in a pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add Tea + Steep: Turn off the heat and add in the black tea. Cover and steep for 2-5 minutes.
- Strain: Strain the tea.
- Serve: Pour into a tea cup and get cozy! For a festive touch, garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.
Tip: You can also bundle everything in cheesecloth to avoid straining. Just pop the bundle out when tea is ready to serve.
Here are a few ways to customize your Orange Spice Mulled Tea:
- Make It Sweet: Sweeten with some honey or organic cane sugar.
- Change The Spices: Switch up the spices to change the flavor or use what you have on hand. Some other options include: allspice, nutmeg or ginger
- Elevate the Orange Flavor: Squeeze in some fresh orange juice for sweetness and extra orange flavor.
- Make It Boozy: Add in a shot of rum, brandy or Grand Marnier for a spiked hot tea.
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Stay warm and cozy with this easy to make, delicious Orange Spice Mulled Tea recipe.
- 4 cups water
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 8 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 teaspoons black loose leaf tea (or 4 tea bags)
- Optional: sweeten with honey or organic cane sugar
- Simmer: Combine water, orange slices and spices in a pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Steep: Turn off the heat and add in the black tea. Cover pot and steep for 2-5 minutes.
- Strain: Strain and serve as is or sweeten with a little honey or sugar. You can also squeeze in a bit of fresh orange juice for sweetness.
- Serve: For an extra festive flare, garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.
- Tip: You can also bundle everything in cheesecloth to avoid straining. Just pop the bundle out when tea is ready to serve.
- Spike It: Add in a shot of rum, brandy or Grand Marnier for a hot toddy style drink.
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