I came across this recipe and enjoyed the flavour so much I am making packets of it as Christmas gifts. And my kids are making some this weekend to give their teachers and activity leaders as gifts, too.
Spicy orange tea
2 cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
14 whole cloves
3 tablespoons dried orange peel (I dehydrated my own after the kids ate a pile of oranges!)
10 whole black peppercorns
11 tablespoons loose black tea leaves (You could try green tea, too, or mix them together)
Put it all together in an air tight container
Leave it for a week
Boil some water
put one spoon of tea mix per person into teapot
add appropriate amount of water
steep for 2 – 5 minutes
pour into cups and enjoy!
Remember to label the packets you give as gifts, including instructions of use. Kids can decorate the labels to make them personal and unique gifts.