- 2 medium oranges
- 1 medium lemon
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 teaspoons English breakfast tea leaves or other black tea leaves
- 4 cups boiling water
- Lemon slices, optional
- Using a citrus zester, remove peels from oranges and lemon in long narrow strips. (Save fruit for another use.) Place the peel strips, cardamom and cloves in a large bowl. With the end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released.
- Add tea leaves and boiling water. Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Strain tea, discarding peel mixture. Serve immediately with lemon slices if desired.
1 cup: 2 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free food.