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a glass mug of orange peel tea.

Orange Peel Tea Using Fresh or Dried Orange Peels

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This Orange Peel Tea recipe is a super healthy hot drink made by simmering organic orange peels in water, with options to add flavors like cinnamon. Full of vitamin C and antioxidants, it’s a great health-promoting beverage.

  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


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  • 2 organic oranges (only the peels will be used)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional, for added flavor)


  1. Wash the oranges and pat them dry with a clean towel. See notes for using dried orange peels.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler or a paring knife to peel the oranges, aiming to get only the orange part of the peel and minimizing the white pith, which can be bitter.
  3. Bring the 4 cups of water to a gentle boil in a pot.
  4. Once boiling, add the orange peels and cinnamon stick. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. The longer you simmer, the more intense the flavor.
  5. Strain the tea into cups, removing the orange peels and cinnamon stick.
  6. Sweeten with honey or your preferred sweetener, if desired.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!


  1. You can also add ginger slices to the pot for additional flavor and health benefits. I suggest peeling and slicing about a 1-inch piece of ginger if you want to include it in the pot with the orange peels.
  2. You can also make this recipe using dried orange peels. Simple measure out 1 tablespoon of dried orange peels per one cup of water and follow the instructions above.
  3. You can easily double or triple this recipe. Let the tea cool and then store in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator. Reheat before serving.
  4. Use filtered water to make your tea to avoid any chlorine flavor.
  5. USING DRIED ORANGE PEELS: simply measure out 1 tablespoon of dried orange peels per cup of water and follow the instructions above.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 2
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 19 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.5 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg