These days, it is not difficult to make your own herbal tea at home and citrus tea is a great one to try. Citrus teas are delicious to drink and they are also packed with Vitamin C. This is ideal tea to drink during the flu/cold season.
Citrus is actually a common term that is used for fruit growing plants like orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and lime. For the most part, citrus teas contain an indeterminate amount of citrus as the ingredient, or two or more types of citrus which are used in the same blend. Read on below if you want to get a citrus tea recipe to make your own brew.
How to make:
Regular citrus tea
Get ten grams of dried orange peel and then wash and tear in small pieces. After that, you can put the pieces in a cup; add boiling water and then cover. Leave this to set for around ten minutes. Next, you can sweeten with a small amount of sugar. You could leave this in the refrigerator to cool or add ice to get an iced citrus tea.
Iced citrus green tea
This is a big favorite because it’s offering the green tea goodness with citrus juice added to give it a boost. It’s perfect to drink in the summer. When making this tea, you could add one variety or one kind of citrus, based on your taste. It’s best to make this in small portions because the citrus will not stay forever in the tea.
Boil three cups water along with sugar in a large saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves. After that, you would remove the pan from the heat and add the green tea bags. Steep the tea bags for five minutes before removing. Leave the mixture to cool at room temperature and then stir in lemon juice, orange juice and three cups water. You can cover the lid and chill the tea for at least one hour before serving over ice with orange slice garnish if desired.
The sweet citrus tea is another drink that you can make. You could make this with orange, pineapple, cloves and lemon juice and then garnish with some lemon slices.
Citrus tea will delight your palate and awaken your senses, whether it’s prepared with green, black, white, herbal or red tea flavors. It is also a great tea to drink hot as well as an iced beverage.