Mandarin Ginger Tea By Candle Light and YBR Notice

by Spicie Foodie on January 23, 2013


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

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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.
Recipe type: Drink, Tea, Warm Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan
Serves: 2
  • 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
  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.
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.


Effective this month, January, YBR will be undergoing some changes. The first change is that the Honest Cooking feature will no longer be offered. I will be in contact with the 3 winners who never got their Honest Cooking feature.

The second change is from now on a very exciting price will be awarded to one lucky YBR participant. Every month I will randomly choose one participant for a special feature. The winner will have a month of free advertisement on Spicie Foodie. This means the winner’s blog logo/banner will be showcased under the “Featured YBR Winner” section in the sidebar. The logo/banner will link to the winner’s blog as well as be repeatedly broadcasted to the thousands of Spicie Foodie social media followers and YBR newsletter subscribers. It is a great opportunity for the winner as they will be exposed to a new audience.

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