Spiced Pear Tea

Spiced Pear Tea

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 orange
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 (11.3 to 12 ounce) cans pear nectar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 4 inches stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 6 tea bags
  • Small orange slices, halved (optional)
  • Stick cinnamon (optional)


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  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: 6 ounce
  • Per serving: 57 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 16 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 5 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 6 mg sodium; 60 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

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