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Mandarin Ginger Tea By Candle Light and YBR Notice

by Spicie Foodie on January 23, 2013

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Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

When the cold and icy winds of winter blow there is no better way to warm up than with a cup of tea.

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

You escape the chilling winds and falling snow by taking refuge inside your home. You grab that favorite sweater or the soft Pashmina scarf to wrap around yourself.

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

Patiently you wait for the kettle to whistle and signal warmth is only a cup of tea away.

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

This is no ordinary cup of tea. It is one full of warming flavours that are great for our bodies. Together the vitamin C from the mandarins and the ginger will help our bodies fight off infections. The fennel eases a cough and cures an upset stomach. The honey will sooth a sore throat. And the tea’s overall sweetness will comfort the soul….this is a tea most befitting to a snowy winter’s night

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

5.0 from 9 reviews

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea
 
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Mandarin Orange Ginger Tea spiced with fennel seeds and sweetened with honey. This cold and flu fighting tea will keep your body warm and healthy this winter.
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Recipe type: Drink, Tea, Warm Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 large mandarin oranges, juiced
  • zest from 1 mandarin
  • thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into 4 pieces
  • 6 cups or 1.5 liter water
  • 1 tsp whole fennel seeds
  • honey to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot place all ingredients except the honey. Cover, simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or longer if desired. Add honey to taste and turn off heat. Allow to cool down slightly. Strain into tea pot or tea cups. Serve with a slice of mandarin if desired.
Notes
Tips: -For a caffeinated version loose black tea may be added to the pot after 10 minutes of simmering. Allow tea to steep for 5 minutes before adding honey and straining. – For a different taste substitute the mandarins with lemon. – Can also be served cold over ice cubes. – Feel free to adjust ingredient amounts and simmering time.

 

One really great thing about making teas like this one at home is that we can easily adjust it to fit our tastes. Feel free to play with the ingredient amounts and simmering times. When I want extra gingery taste I simmer longer and perhaps add a bit more ginger. Have fun and experiment!

Mandarin (Orange) Ginger Tea  Recipe by Spicie Foodie

It’s warming, sweet and delicious to the last drop. Go on make yourself a cup to warm your body and soul.

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa January 23, 2013 at 1:49 PM

A wonderful drink! Perfect when you are feeling under the weather.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Thanks Rosa! Yes it is perfect for that. :)

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3 Cheri January 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I don’t see any ginger in the recipe, how much do you use? Grated, sliced, chopped?

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4 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Hi Cheri! Sorry about that I accidently deleted it when I updated the “Notes” section. Thanks for catching the mistake.:)

And it’s 1 thumb sized piece, peeled and sliced into 4 parts.

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5 Dave Vigliotti January 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Perhaps I missed it but besides in the title I do not see Ginger mentioned anywhere else — instructions, ingredients… How much ginger are you using? for how long and when. Thanks for the great combos tho. It sounds delicious and I am picking up some mandarins while I am at the market today.

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6 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Hi Dave,

No you didn’t it was my mistake as I accidently deleted it. I use a thumb sized piece, peeled, and sliced into 4 pieces. The simmering time is 10 minutes. Everyone’s tastes are different so do feel free to adjust the ingredients amounts and simmering time. ;)

Thanks for catching my error!

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7 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) January 23, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Great tea and so warming! Quick question about YBR. I just submitted my first entry (yeah!) and added the badge and link to my recipe but I wasn’t sure what page to actually link to for the badge. I chose the YBR default page – is that correct? Thanks Nancy!

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8 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Thank you Alyssa! That is correct and welcome to the YBR.

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9 Suzanne Perazzini January 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM

You have excelled with these photos – love the slow shutter speed.
One of my favourite teas is lemon and ginger so I can imagine this would be lovely.

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10 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Thank you so much Suzanne! That’s one of my favorites too and it served as inspiration for this one.

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11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Tea is an absolute must for me all winter long! Mandarin with ginger sounds lovely!

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12 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Me too but for me it is a year long thing. Thanks Laura:)

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13 Patty January 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Hi Nancy! I just dried a plate of tangerine peels to add to my tea- I feel like we are on the same wave length! This is such a cozy post to read on a Winter’s day;-)
Loving your spiced tea and your beautiful photos;-)

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14 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Hi Patty!
Great minds think alike;) I love dried citrus peels in tea. Thank you!

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15 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

I love a nice cup of tea and it’s one of my daily rituals. This sounds wonderful!

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16 Spicie Foodie January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Mine too Sylvie. Thanks!

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17 Medeja January 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I can imagine what a magical aroma this tea has.. :)

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18 Spicie Foodie January 24, 2013 at 12:36 AM

It really does. Thanks Medeja!

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19 yummychunklet January 24, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Fabulous photos of your tea by candlelight!

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20 Spicie Foodie January 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Thanks!

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21 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM

This is my firs time seeing fresh mandarin orange in tea. I LOVE IT! Your photography is beautiful, too Nancy! I’ll definitely give it a try – I drink tea all day long…. :)

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22 Spicie Foodie January 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM

It is? Thank you Nami and enjoy your tea today. :)

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23 Gina January 24, 2013 at 2:37 AM

I have been drinking tea non-stop the last few months, I think I need to spice it up and try something new. Love that you were having fun with the photos. Hope you are staying warm over there. Let’s cross our fingers and toes and whatever else we can Spring will be here sooner rather than later.
Hugs,
-Gina-

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24 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Hi Gina,
You should give this one a try. It is nice to change it up now and then. Yeah I’m really hoping spring will be here soon. Have a great weekend! xx

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25 john@kitchenriffs January 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM

We love tea and drink it instead of coffee. With all of the colds and flu going around, this is a particularly appropriate – and healthy! – recipe. Good stuff – thanks.

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26 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM

It is perfect for the season John. Thanks!

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27 Kellie@foodtoglow January 24, 2013 at 4:18 AM

Living in Scotland tea- drinking is practically a law. I prefer real fruit & herb teas rather than bags & this sounds a wonderful one to try. I am also adding Clementine peel to my lentil soup – after eating the fruit of course.

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28 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Hi Kellie! Clementine peel in lentil soup sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing I’ll have to give it a try very soon.

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29 Phong Hong January 24, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Nancy, what a warm and soothing tea! Mandarin oranges are aplenty right now due to the coming Chinese New Year. I’m not much of a warm drink person, preferring cold drinks instead. But I do appreciate hot drinks once in a while especially when I am having a cold or cough as it is soothing to the throat.

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30 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Hi Phong Hong! This one can also be served over ice or chilled instead of serving warm. Thanks!

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31 Liz January 24, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Your photos are just breathtaking, Nancy! An I’m here sitting with a white mug full of plain ol’ tea :)

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32 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Thanks so much Lizzy! Plain tea is also good:)

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33 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin January 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I am a tea addict, so I’m loving this delicious citrus and ginger twist! Beautiful photos too! :)

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34 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Thanks Jen and nice to meet another tea addict. :)

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35 Holly January 24, 2013 at 9:42 PM

This looks like just the thing for these “frosty” nights. I wonder if I can find mandarins at the market. would clementines work? The French seem to have a thing for clementines.

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36 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Hi Holly! Yes clementines or really any citrus will work great. Enjoy:)

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37 Yelena January 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Very magical pictures you have here. Zesty recipe and very Wintery mood!

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38 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Spasiba Yelena!

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39 Sandra January 25, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Your photos are hypnotic!

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40 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Thanks Sandra!

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41 anna January 25, 2013 at 5:07 AM

oo exciting changes to ybr! i love that feature. this recipe looks so nice – perfect for january, and just when i’m fending off a cold too.

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42 Spicie Foodie January 25, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Glad to hear it and hope you continue to join us Anna! Feel better soon.

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43 Ramona January 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I am fighting a cold the last few days… this tea is just want I needed. :)

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44 mjskit January 28, 2013 at 6:23 AM

I know you’ve read this a hundred times, but I have to say it again – your photos are gorgeous!!! I can smell and taste this wonderful tea and yes, it definitely would be a perfect tea for a cold winter’s night. It’s refreshing as well as comforting.

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45 tanja@tanjascookingcorner January 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

This is a wonderful combination of flavours, absolutely love it! I am a tea lover too, and cannot wait to try it out! Your photography is absolutely breathtaking, a feast for the eyes :)

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46 Adele Forbes January 30, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Nancy, your photos here just takes my breath away. And I can smell and taste that tea right through the screen.

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47 cooking rookie February 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

beau-tea-full :-)

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48 Spicie Foodie February 25, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Thank you:)!

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49 leanne March 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Hi i have laryngitis and have read all these things are a good home remidy for it so will be trying it in a bit thanks.

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50 Spicie Foodie March 29, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Oh you poor thing:( I hope the tea makes you feel better, and that you feel better soon.

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