Mother Earth Living

Reduce Cholesterol: Clove & Ginger Black Tea with Blood Orange Peel

Ginger, clove and citrus flavors shine in this comforting black tea recipe.
By Letitia L. Star
February/March 2012
Add to My MSN

This black tea recipe can be served cold or hot.
Photo by ivan kmit


Content Tools

Related Content

Smell Sweet with John Masters Organics Citrus and Vanilla Products

John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body w...

7 Foods to Eat for Better Heart Health

A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! ...

In the News: New Health Benefits of Black Tea Found

The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.

Bar Soaps from John Masters Organics

Choose among three naturally-scented John Masters Organics bar soaps.

Start your day with the herb, spice and citrus flavors in this ginger black tea, which can be made in advance and is good hot or cold. Refrigerate in clean glass jar for up to 5 days. If blood oranges aren’t available, substitute navel orange or tangerine peel. If you don’t use organic fruit, be sure to wash carefully in a vinegar and water solution.
 
• 2 cups boiling water
• 1 to 2 black tea bags, preferably organic and fair trade
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger OR one to two quarter-size rounds fresh
• 1/2 teaspoon ground clove OR 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves (about 4 to 6)
• Blood orange peel slices (or orange or tangerine) to taste—preferably organic
• Honey to taste (optional)
 
1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to boil.

2. Remove from heat and steep 5 minutes. Strain through fine wire-mesh strainer into cup, discarding herb, spice and peels.


Letitia L. Star specializes in writing about healthy eating, gardening and green living topics. She is a frequent contributor to The Herb Companion. 

Click here for the main article, The Best Foods to Reduce Cholesterol.








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.