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Easy Citrus Immunity Boosting Tea

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Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy

Immunity Boosting Tea is a citrus flavored tea that can be made at home using pantry staples! These natural ingredients will keep you healthy all year long.

A perfect setup for tea! Immunity Boosting Tea with ingredients on a white tray with tea kettle

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This winter has been a battle! It seems like every other week someone has a cold or a stomach bug. Not fun at all! In an effort to reduce caffeine intake and to eat/drink healthier in 2023, I have been making this Citrus Immunity Boosting Tea almost daily. It is loaded with natural ingredients that help to strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy. Best of all, these ingredients also assist in weight loss! This tea is a 2 for 1 special! Plus, it costs a fraction than similar teas at Starbucks.


Immunity Boosting Green Tea Details

Level of Difficulty: Easy! This wellness tea is about as easy it gets. If you can slice fruit and heat water, you can make tea!

Flavor: Citrus and Sweet! The sweetness level will depend on how much sugar and honey is used. The citrus flavors really shine in this tea.

Time: 10 minutes max! Heat water, seep tea with all ingredients and enjoy!


Immunity Boosting Tea ingredients: peach sugar, mint leaves, cinnamon stick, orange, lemon and gingerImmunity Boosting Tea Ingredients

  • Loose Leaf Green Tea: I used this Ginger, Orange & Peach Organic Loose Leaf Green Tea from Coffee Rendezbrew. The tea is so fresh and flavorful! Choose a green tea that you enjoy drinking.
  • Ginger
  • Orange Slices: Any orange will work. I have been enjoying this tea with Cara Cara Oranges and Blood Oranges.
  • Lemon Slices
  • Mint Leaves
  • Honey: You could use Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup or Simple Syrup as a substitute.
  • Sugar: I prefer to use coarse raw cane sugar in my tea. This Peach Cobbler Sugar complimented the green tea!

Let's make some DIY Immunity Tea!

  1. Start by heating water in a tea kettle.
  2. Slice orange, lemon and ginger. Place ingredients into a mug. Add mint leaves and cinnamon stick.
  3. Pour hot water over top.
  4. Add honey and sugar to taste.
  5. Remove tea and other ingredients (if desired).
  6. Let cool and enjoy!


What makes this tea 'Immunity Boosting?!'

The ingredients in this tea are what makes it 'Immunity Boosting.'

Green Tea: The basis of this drink is green tea. Green tea is naturally packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants boost the immune system and aid the body in fighting germs.

Citrus: Oranges and lemons are high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C supports multiple functions of the immune system. It is good to consume Vitamin C to fight and recover from colds.

Ginger: Ginger can help fight infections by getting rid of bad bacteria. It can also decrease inflammation, chronic pain and indigestion.

Mint Leaves: Mint is rich in vitamins, calcium and phosphorous which protect the immune system. Mint is also good for upset stomachs.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from free radicals. Cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history.

Honey: Honey has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also is great for coughs and sore throats.

Pouring Immunity Boosting Tea into a tea cup


Help! I don't own a tea kettle. No worries! You can still make the best Immunity Boosting Tea at home. Simply heat water in a small pot on the stove or throw a mug of water in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If you are looking for a tea kettle, I am obsessed with this tea kettle. It is perfect for 2 cups.


How do I slice ginger? I have never cooked with ginger before! Ginger can look and feel intimidating if you have never cooked with it before. It is easy to use once you get the hang of it. For this homemade Immunity Boosting Tea, break or cut off a small chunk from the ginger root (about 1/2 inch). Using a vegetable peeler remove the rough skin. Now, make thin slices to go into the tea.

Can I serve this tea cold? Yes, you can serve this Immunity Boosting Tea cold! Simply make the tea as instructed, chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.


Can I make this tea in a pitcher? Yes, you can make a large batch of this tea. I would use 4-5 tea bags or 4-5 tablespoons of loose leaf tea, an entire orange and lemon, 4 cinnamon sticks and slice a 1 inch knob of ginger. Let all ingredients seep together in a pitcher and serve hot or refrigerate!

Expert Tips

Purchase a tea diffuser! If you don't already have a tea diffuser, I highly recommend purchasing one. A tea diffuser is a hardened mesh ball that opens and closes. You enclose your loose leaf tea in the ball and let the tea seep. After it is done seeping, you remove the ball and enjoy. To clean, remove tea leaves and wash in the sink. Here is the tea diffuser I use!

Add Turmeric for more immunity fighting power! Just a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric will add more immune fighting powers to your tea. Turmeric has an earthy and peppery flavor. This flavor can be balanced out with honey. The turmeric will give your tea a golden glow.

Slap your mint! In order to release the minty flavor, slap the mint together in your hands (clap with the mint inside your hands). This will allow the aromatic oils to release.

Overview shot of Immunity Boosting Tea with lemons, oranges and mint
Easy Citrus Immunity Boosting Tea

Immunity Boosting Tea is a citrus flavored tea that can be made at home using pantry staples! These natural ingredients will keep you healthy all year long.

A perfect setup for tea! Immunity Boosting Tea with ingredients on a white tray with tea kettle
Preparation Time:
5 mins
Cooking Time:
5 mins
Ready in:
10 mins
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ready in: 10 mins
Servings: 1 mins
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Green Tea (Loose Leaf or Tea Bag)
1 inch long thin slice of ginger
Orange Slice
Lemon Slice
4 Mint Leaves
Honey to taste
Raw Cane Sugar to taste
Tea Pot (Optional)
Tea Diffuser
Tea Cup
Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Step 1.
Heat water in a tea kettle.
Step 2.
Place tea, sliced ginger, lemon, orange, mint and cinnamon stick into a large mug.
Step 3.
Allow tea to seep for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea and fruit/spices (if desired).
Step 4.
Add honey and/or sugar to taste.
Step 4.
Enjoy tea hot!

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