Orange tea drink- benefits, uses, recipes

Drinking orange tea has many health and beauty benefits. Oranges, like many other citrus fruits, are known for their vitamin C and antioxidant content, while this tea is similarly praised for its effects on reducing inflammation and chronic disease. It can be made either a warm or cold beverage that provides an energetic and nutritious boost.

orange tea

What Is Orange Tea?

Orange tea can be made either with orange juice, or orange peels.

Furthermore, this can be combined with green, white or black tea to make a unique and nutrient-packed drink.

Orange Tea Benefits

The top benefits of orange tea include the following:

  • Aid in weight loss
  • Preventing certain types of cancers
  • Improve skin texture and appearance
  • Strengthening the immune system

This tea is nutrient dense which will helps you to feel full, and aids in creating a calorie deficit.

Also, the polyphenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamin C, and catechins will help to prevent chronic diseases, such as cancer and coronary heart disease, and also strengthen the efficacy of the immune system.

When you brew orange tea with caffeinated tea, you will also enjoy the energy boost of caffeine, and an improved metabolism. Regular use can also improve skin appearance and conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Orange tea preparation / recipe

How To Make Orange Tea?

There are a few different ways to make this tea; the most common method involves adding either orange juice or orange juice concentrate to a brewed pot of tea.

However, other people enjoy steeping orange peels in hot water, without green or black tea, to derive the benefits of oranges in a less overpowering way.

  • Bring a saucepan of water to boil.
  • Add 1/4-inch slices of orange peel (or 2 teaspoons of ground, dried orange peel).
  • Optionally, you can add your favorite herb and spice for more benefits and great taste like ginger, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg etc,
  • Turn off the heat and allow the orange peel to steep for 1 hour.
  • Strain out the orange pieces and serve warm or cold.

Orange Tea Side Effects

There are very few side effects of orange tea, but before taking any herbal tea, particularly one that includes caffeine, it is important to speak with your doctor. Furthermore, since there is caffeine in some forms of orange tea, excess consumption of this can cause the following side effects:

  • Nervous disorders
  • Sleeplessness
  • Gastrointestinal distress

Use in moderation, and discuss the decision with your doctor.

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