Support your immune system this winter with this delicious and super easy Ginger Orange Wellness Tea that you can make with whole, simple ingredients in less than 15 minutes
So this year has been quite a doozy with influenza. I usually don’t listen to the hype about how bad the flu season is (every year seems to be touted as horrendous), but I did notice that a lot of my friends had kids sick with influenza and my own daughter missed a week of school after she was diagnosed with the flu. Influenza has definitely been making the rounds!
Fortunately, the flu didn’t hit her really hard, she didn’t have a high fever and she recovered quickly. None of the rest of us got it thank goodness, but we did get colds. During the cold weather and the flu season, I’m always drinking a lot of tea, mostly herbal, to help my immune system, including this yummy Ginger Orange Wellness tea.
I usually don’t buy a lot of fresh ginger, but when I do buy it for recipes I end up with extra, so I make tea with it instead of letting it go to waste. This tea has such a light and subtle flavor, so if you’re not a ginger fan, don’t worry, the ginger in this tea isn’t strong at all. My kids don’t like too much ginger flavor, they loved this tea!
How to make ginger orange wellness tea
The ingredients in this tea are good for 2-3 steepings. Leave the ingredients in your glass so they’ll continue to steep as you drink, then you can add more hot water on top of them once you’re done with the first glass of tea. I’ve found that the flavor is even stronger the second time it steeps since the cinnamon has softened more.
One of the things I love about this tea is that it doesn’t take forever to cook like a spiced cider on the stove. You can get similar flavors and less sugar making a cup of this wellness tea if you’re short on time and need something quick. The ginger and cinnamon in this tea are also great for calming tummy troubles!
Ginger Orange Wellness Tea
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 fresh orange slice
- 2-3 slices fresh ginger
- 8 ounces boiling water
- Add all ingredients to a mug or heat-proof glass.
- Pour boiling water over the cinnamon, orange, and ginger. Let steep for 10 minutes
- Stir, leave the ingredients in your glass, and enjoy! If you want a stronger ginger taste, you can crush the ginger slices a bit with a spoon.
- The ingredients should be good for 2 steepings: once you’ve drank the first glass of tea, you can add more hot water on top of the ingredients still in your glass.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist