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Orange Spice Mulled Tea

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Steep
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. 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.
  2. Steep: Turn off the heat and add in the black tea.  Cover pot and steep for 2-5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Keywords: tea recipe, spiced tea, mulled tea, orange tea