You'll enjoy the rich fruity pear and orange flavors in every sip of this warm tea. If you can afford the carbohydrates, stir in a little honey to take away any bitterness from the orange.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan.

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  • Add the water, pear nectar and honey (if using) to orange juice in saucepan. For spice bag: Place the 4 inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thickness, 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectar mixture.

  • Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 14g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 16.4IU; vitamin c 4.8mg 8% DV; folate 7.7mcg 2% DV; calcium 5.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 6.2mg 2% DV; potassium 59.9mg 2% DV; sodium 6.3mg.