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Hot Cranberry Tea

Adapted from Cooking Light.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Andrea Meyers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange pekoe tea leaves
  • 2 3 x 1-inch strips orange rind
  • 4-1/4 cups water

  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONS
  • cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves

Instructions

  • Combine the cranberries, sugar, orange pekoe tea, and orange rind strips in the stainless steel saucepan. Add water and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Strain the mixture over the liquid measuring cup, and discard the solids. Serve hot.

Notes

Equipment
3-quart heavy stainless steel saucepan
fine mesh strainer
heat-resistant large liquid measuring cup
Recipe Notes
Look for loose leaf tea, but you can use bagged tea if necessary.
For more orange flavor, substitute the juice of one orange for some of the water.