How to make Fresh orange peel tea

If you’ve had a long day and you’re looking for a refreshing tea, here is our best bet. Orange peel tea made using fresh orange peel can not only make you feel energized, but since this tea is rich in Vitamin C, it can give you loads of anti-oxidants.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

Thus, the overall content and formulation of this specific orange peel product presents a unique chemical profile leading to strong anti-inflammation activity in our tested cell-based in vitro and mouse paw edema in vivo model which qualifies as promising candidate extract against diseases associated with inflammation.


Gosslau, A., Yu Chen, K., Chi-Tang, H., & Shiming, L. (2014). Anti-inflammatory effects of characterized orange peel extracts enriched with bioactive polymethoxyflavones. Food Science and Human Wellness, 26-35.

Evidence 2

Pectin, a type of carbohydrate in orange peels and in certain other fruits and vegetables, increases the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. Pectin fragments also help keep the intestine healthy by acting as natural “anti-adhesives.”


Office of Communications. (2003, October). Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. Retrieved from United States Department of Agriculture:

Evidence 3

Citrus sinensispeels extract was found to be effective against dental caries pathogens and contain compounds with therapeutic potential.


Shetty, S. B., Syed Ismail, P., Varghese, S., George, B., Baby, D., & Sreedhar, S. (2016). Antimicrobial effects of Citrus sinensis peel extracts against dental caries bacteria: An in vitro study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, e71-e77.

This tea can give you glowing skin and nails, clear up toxins and can make you feel energetic throughout the day.

How to make Orange peel tea – Recipe

  • Peel One orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon Palm sugar
  • 250 ml Water
  1. You will need the peel of a fresh orange, palm sugar or honey and water to make this tea.
  2. Using a knife or a peeler, peel off the skin of an orange.
  3. Cut into smaller pieces and place in a teapot infuser.
  4. Add half a teaspoon of palm sugar to the infuser.
  5. Pour hot water over the peel till it is fully soaked.
  6. Allow to steep for 10 – 12 minutes.
  7. Remove the infuser. Do not strain the peel as it might make the tea taste bitter.
  8. Pour the tea into a cup.
  9. Enjoy the tea when warm!

If you do not have a teapot, you can boil fresh orange peel in water. Strain, add honey and drink.

You can consume this tea thrice a week. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and can build immunity.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.