Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea — Kitchen Witchery [Recipe]

A "Sparkling" Idea for Those Orange Peels

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Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea

This Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea recipe is refreshingly delicious and an extra incentive to save your orange peels! Orange peels are full of antioxidants, and brewed alongside the tropical, fresh taste of Pineapple White Tea makes for a pleasant, summertime drink that you can use to liven up any gathering with family and friends. It’s the perfect way to put your orange peels to good use, plus sparkling water to gives it an extra kick!

A Glass Full of Joy

Orange Peel Tea Benefits

Oranges exude happiness. Their energy is uplifting and energizing, and coupled with pineapples, these wonderful plants express the sentiments of happiness and hospitality. Within orange peels lies benefits that can help dispel a sour mood, heal the body, and inspire the mind, and pineapple is no exception, as it contributes to happiness and energizes us as well. Allow this Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea to awaken your taste buds, enliven your sense, and bring you joy!

When we created this recipe, we wanted a way to use our orange peels in a manner that would put them to good use and bring out the amazing magick of orange peels. We wanted to make a refreshment that carried all the wonderful benefits of orange peels, tasted delicious, and took plain-old orange peel tea a step further. What better way to kick it up a notch than adding sparkling water! And the pineapple white tea is an old favorite from Buddha Teas – a wonderful, tantalizing addition to this uplifting summer treat.

The Magick of Orange Peels

Orange Peel Uses

There are many magical ways to use orange peels besides just tea!  From baking to potpourri and aromatherapy baths, here are some wonderful ideas to put your unwanted orange peels to use.  

  • Potpourri
    • Orange peels are blissfully aromatic and make an excellent addition to sachets, incenses, and potpourri blends. You can even simmer orange peels in water at a low heat to create an all-natural air freshener for the home.
  • Homemade Soap
    • Orange peels are blissfully aromatic and make an excellent addition to sachets, incenses, and potpourri blends. You can even simmer orange peels in water at a low heat to create an all-natural air freshener for the home.
  • Candied Orange Peel
  • Homemade Orange Oil
    • Adding orange peels to a bath can moisturize and hydrate the skin. A homemade orange peel soap is an easy and beneficial way to take full advantage of the amazing benefits orange peels have for the skin.
  • Orange Peel Candles
    • Turn your tea light candles into orange scented candles simply by placing a tea light within an orange peel. Or consider making a citronella candle using orange peels, lemongrass and rosemary for an all-natural way to keep bugs away during the summer.
  • Gardening
    • Dried orange peels can be sprinkled around the garden to keep cats, ants and slugs away from your precious plants.
  • Cooking and Baking
    • Orange peels contain a wonderful burst of flavor that can enhance many recipes. Consider using them to make orange-flavored chicken and impress your friends. Or my personal favorite, orange cake.

Sparkling Orange Peel and Pineapple White Iced Tea

Serves 8
A delicious and refreshing orange peel and pineapple white iced tea blend, with sparkling water to give it an extra kick!


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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
3 hr

Total Time
3 hr 10 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
3 hr

Total Time
3 hr 10 min

Ingredients
  1. 12 Pineapple White Tea Bags
  2. 1 Orange Peel
  3. 4 Cups Boiling Water
  4. 3/4 Cup Orange Juice
  5. 1/4 Cup Sugar
  6. 2 16-Ounce Bottles of Sparkling Water
  7. Orange Wedges (to garnish, optional)
Instructions
  1. Steep pineapple white tea bags and orange peels in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and orange peel and pour the tea into a large pitcher.
  3. Stir in orange juice and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Add sparkling water.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.
  6. Optional: Serve over ice with orange wedges.
Notes
  1. Optional: Serve over ice with orange wedges.
  2. Can last for up to a week when refrigerated.
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