Warm Honey Green Tea


Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and has been shown to keep your blood sugar stable. We like it flavored with orange, lemon and honey in this easy recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings

What Are the Benefits of Green Tea?

From helping improve mental clarity to reducing your cancer risk, green tea has several health benefits. Green tea is a powerhouse when it comes to lowering inflammation, thanks to its potent antioxidants. It keeps your heart strong and consuming green tea has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels and decrease gut inflammation and permeability.

Is It Ok to Drink Green Tea Every Day?

Drinking 5 cups of green tea per day may help reduce blood sugar and gut inflammation. But drinking too much caffeinated tea might lead to difficulty sleeping, so it's best to stick with low-caffeine or decaf green tea.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 4 cups water

  • 4 lemon peel strips (2 1/2 x 1 inches each)

  • 4 orange peel strips (2 1/2 x 1 inches each)

  • 4 green tea bags

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 4 lemon slices


  1. Stir together the water, lemon peel strip and orange peel strips in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove the lemon and orange strips with a slotted spoon and discard.

  2. Place tea bags in a teapot; immediately add the simmering water mixture. Cover and let steep according to the tea package directions (1 to 3 minutes). Remove the tea bags, squeezing gently. Discard the tea bags. Stir in honey. Pour the tea into four heatproof mugs or cups and garnish each with a lemon slice. Serve immediately.


Medium saucepan, teapot

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

16 Calories
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 16
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 4IU 0%
Vitamin C 10mg 12%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 109mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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