Today, I got one of my go-to hot beverages for you: A delicious, spicey spin on fresh mint tea. A wedge of orange, some ginger, and a cinnamon stick transform this classic tea to be loaded with flavours, nicely complementing the fresh mint. This hot beverage tastes fantastic during any season. You can enjoy it on a sunny terrace as a refreshment during summer or as a spicey hot tea to keep you warm in winter. It’s super simple and quick to make, so let’s jump right in!
Ingredients to make Spiced Mint Tea
- Fresh Mint
- Biological Orange
- Cinnamon sticks
- Fresh Ginger
You can experiment with different kinds of mint if you like. Moroccan mint is my favourite for tea by far!
How to make this Delicious Orange Mint Tea:
Making this tea is incredibly simple. Still, there are variations to this drink to play around with, depending on your personal preference.
Preparing the Mint Tea Ingredients:
Firstly, let’s prepare our ingredients. Give the orange and mint a good wash. Cut the orange into wedges. I like to use two orange wedges per glass. If you have biological oranges keep the peel on, it adds delicious flavour. Next, peel a piece of ginger. I like to use a teaspoon to scrape off the peel of the ginger, which is the fastest way to peel it. Also, it lets you peel it without cutting away much of the ginger, as lots of its delicious flavour lies right below its peel. Cut it into a couple of thin slices.
Now, you got a decision to make. Firstly, you could boil the water and pour it into the glass with the ingredients. If you allow it to infuse for a few minutes, it will yield a mildly spiced mint tea. For my preference, it doesn’t develop enough flavour from the orange and cinnamon this way. That’s why I usually stick with option number two:
Infusing the Spiced Mint Tea:
Boil the water on the stove and let the spices infuse with it! To do that, add the cinnamon, ginger slices, and an orange wedge to your pot and top with water. Bring the water to a simmer, and allow it to infuse for at least 10 minutes. Especially during winter, I like the bolder taste!
For the presentation of the mint tea, I like to add fresh mint, a fresh slice of orange, some more fresh ginger, and the cinnamon sticks from the pot to the glasses. I like to give the mint a light clap, which helps to release more of its aroma.
Allow the tea to infuse for an additional 5-10 minutes. You will have a beautifully spiced, fresh mint tea by then! If you like, you can sweeten the tea, but I find that it doesn’t need anything aside from its beautiful natural flavour!
I hope you enjoy this tea as much as I do. It brings me through the cold winter here, but I can’t wait to enjoy it on a sunny terrace at the seaside!
Some More Beverages and Drinks:
- This vegan masala chai is the right beverage for any season!
- Sea buckthorn tea is the perfect healthy winter tea.
- This simple espresso soda is a nice twist to enjoying a good caffeine kick.
- Hot spiced apple juice is as simple to make as it is warming during cold winter days.
- Learn how to make delicious Kombucha!
- Try this flavourful blackberry smoothie with rosemary
- Check out this ultimate guide to making water kefir.
- Rose hip tea will warm you up during autumn and winter.
- Espresso tonic is a fantastic summer day refresher.
Warming Spicey Orange Mint TeaCourse: DrinksCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
1 spring of mint with leaves
3 wedges from a biological orange
1 cinnamon stick
3 ginger slices
Optional: Cane sugar or agave syrup as sweetener
- Give the orange and mint a good wash. Cut the orange into wedges. Next, peel a piece of ginger. Cut it into a couple of thin slices.
- Add the cinnamon stick, ginger slices, and an orange wedge to your pot and top with water. Bring to a simmer, and allow it to infuse for at least 10 minutes.
- Add fresh mint, a fresh slice of orange, some more fresh ginger, and the cinnamon sticks from the pot to the glasses. I like to give the mint a light clap, which helps to release more of its aroma.
- Allow the tea to infuse for an additional 5-10 minutes. If you like, you can sweeten the tea before enjoying it.