This Fall flavored Spiced Tea recipe is made with fresh oranges, cinnamon and cloves. Sip on this Orange Spiced Tea all Fall and Winter long.
This Orange Spiced Tea recipe is refreshing and perfect for this Fall season. While visiting Summerville South Carolina, the birthplace of sweet tea, I had the best glass of sweet tea. It was orange spiced and they were not giving up their recipe. I bought 2 gallons and started on trying to duplicate the tea.
You need 1 fresh orange. Not “orange flavored” drink mix. The real thing is what makes this Orange Spiced Tea irresistible. The thought of using an artificial flavoring is just not acceptable. We are all about real food and real ingredients. Bonus to this Orange Spiced Tea recipe is that you are only using the peel so you can eat the orange.
Someone recommended using Cardamom as well. I haven’t tried that yet. If you are a fan of Chai teas you may want to try it. Unfortunately I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t have a measurement to give you.
This is a sweet tea. I have not made it without the sugar. It is on my list to do so keep a look out for this recipe to be updated with that option. I think it would be good. However, not sure if it would make this spiced tea too spicy without the sweetness of the sugar to balance it out.
Do you want to make this Orange Spiced Tea boozy? I used this recipe in my Holiday Bourbon Punch. It is a great holiday punch to serve during Christmas. It has a bottle of bourbon, apple cider, and this tea with cranberries, oranges and rosemary as garnishes. Be sure to click over and check that recipe out and save it for the holidays.
Here is my recipe for Orange Spiced Tea:
Orange Spiced Sweet Tea
Fall inspired Spiced Tea recipe.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 2 quarts
- 1 orange peel
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 whole clove
- 2 family sized tea bags
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
- 6 cups ice
Add water, orange peel, cloves and cinnamon stick in a pot and bring to a boil.
Once boiling remove from heat and add the tea bags.
Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
With a slotted spoon remove orange peel, cloves, cinnamon stick, and tea bags.
Stir in sugar.
Fill a large pitcher with 6 cups of ice.
Pour tea into the pitcher and stir.
Let the majority of the ice melt before serving.
Tips: Add some juice from your orange for extra orange flavor.
Orange Spiced Sweet Tea
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.