cleansing cranberry tea
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Cleansing Cranberry Tea

Cleansing Cranberry Tea is a delicious blend of ingredients! The mixture simmers for about an hour. Besides your house smelling amazing, you also have a nutricious tea. The nutritional value of cranberry is amazing! This is awesome when you are feeling well! If you have a cold, this tea will warm you up! Cranberries are an easy way to bring nutrition into your diet!
Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 57kcal
Author Eileen

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 quarts cold water
  • 12 ounce fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 oranges juiced ( keep the orange rind to add to the simmering tea)
  • 1 lime juiced ( keep the lime rind to add to the simmering tea)
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • cheesecloth and butcher twine
  • slice Optional garnish: orange cinnamon stick, slice of ginger

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add the cold water, cranberries, turbinado sugar, orange juice, and lime juice.
  • In a swatch of cheesecloth, add the whole cloves, mint sprigs, orange rind, and lime rind. Tie the cheesecloth closed with butcher twine and place in the cranberry water.
  • Bring the cranberry mixture to a boil, about 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and simmer cranberry mix for about 30 minutes. You will hear the cranberries pop as it simmers.
  • Remove and discard the citrus/spice bag.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks and strain the cranberry mixture through a sieve, reserve your liquid for tea.
  • Adjust sweetness to your families preference.
  • *Cranberry mixture can be used for addition to breads, muffins, or smoothies.
  • Serve the tea warm with either a slice of orange, cinnamon stick, slice of ginger.
  • Keep tea in a plastic container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Reheat a cup when ready for a hot cup of tea!

Notes

*If you do not have a cheesecloth, use 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves.
* I have made this with frozen cranberries and results are just perfect
*If using a slow-cooker, cook on low for 4 hours!
*Please note, nutritional values are an estimate. Indiviual ingredients may vary and any adjustments can affect the nutritional count.
*Some of my adults relatives,add a little whiskey to their cranberry tea for a festive libation.(wink, wink)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 125 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 118mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 12.8g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugars 10.3g
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 1% • Iron 3%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.8g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 10.3g