Craving a hot cup of something cozy? Try a mug of orange cinnamon breakfast tea to brighten any chilly autumn or winter day!
As soon as there’s a chill in the air, I find myself craving hot beverages. That’s my favorite time to make a cup of lightly-spiced orange cinnamon breakfast tea!
This recipe has just the right amount of warm spice to infuse you with cozy vibes. And best of all, you only need a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to brew a cup!
How to make orange cinnamon breakfast tea
Ready to see how easy it is to make a flavorful breakfast tea to start your day?
Step 1: Place the cinnamon stick, cloves, strips of orange zest, and tea bag into a 1-cup glass measuring cup.
Step 2: Pour boiling water up to the 1-cup mark.
Step 3: Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Discard the tea bag, then strain the mixture into a mug.
That’s it! Garnish with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick if desired, cozy up with your favorite book, and enjoy.
Variations for your morning tea
Looking for even more orange flavor? You could add a little fresh-squeezed orange juice after steeping!
Just keep in mind that this will increase the amount of sugar in your tea. You could also use an orange-spiced tea bag to add more flavor.
Avoiding caffeine or making tea before bed? Use a decaf tea bag to skip the jitters.
Want to make iced tea instead? Just make this recipe ahead of time, stick it in the refrigerator, and enjoy chilled over ice!
Want to double, triple, or even quadruple the batch and store some for later? Just increase the ingredients based on how many servings you want to make, brew as usual, then store the extra tea covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
When you’re ready to enjoy, you can simply pour a mug and reheat in the microwave. You could also pour it over ice to enjoy some orange cinnamon iced tea!
Other healthy beverage recipes
Looking for more tasty drinks that won’t spike your blood sugar? There are so many ways to get creative! Here are a few of my favorite drink recipes I know you’ll love:
For even more great ways to start your day, make sure you check out this collection of my favorite Diabetic Smoothie Recipes!
When you’ve tried this tea, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Orange Cinnamon Breakfast Tea
- ½ cinnamon stick
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 regular-sized English breakfast tea bag
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 strips of orange zest
- Orange slice (optional — for garnish)
- Place the cinnamon stick, cloves, strips of orange zest, and tea bag into a 1-cup glass measuring cup.½ cinnamon stick, 2 whole cloves, 1 regular-sized English breakfast tea bag, 2 strips of orange zest
- Pour boiling water up to the 1-cup mark.1 cup boiling water
- Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Discard the tea bag, then strain the mixture into a mug. Garnish with orange slice if desired.Orange slice
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