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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary test

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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

6 ounce
57 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 14g; vitamin a iu 16.4IU; vitamin c 4.8mg; folate 7.7mcg; calcium 5.3mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 6.2mg; potassium 59.9mg; sodium 6.3mg.

1 other carbohydrate