Spiced Citrus Green Tea: A Zingy Brew for Body and Soul

Tea in a cup with mint, dried herbs, lemon, sugar cubes high angle view on a blue background

Get your taste buds and awaken your senses with this vibrant Spiced Citrus Green Tea. It’s a symphony of fresh citrus, warming spices, and the gentle earthiness of green tea, perfect for a refreshing pick-me-up any time of day.

Tea in a cup with mint, dried herbs, lemon, sugar cubes high angle view on a blue background


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf green tea (sencha or dragonwell recommended)
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a kettle or saucepan. Let it cool slightly to around 175°F (79°C).
  2. Place the green tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves (if using) in a teapot or strainer.
  3. Pour the hot water over the tea mixture and steep for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon and orange slices to the teapot or strainer. Steep for another minute to infuse the flavor.
  5. Strain the tea into cups and discard the solids.
  6. Add honey or maple syrup to taste, if desired.
  7. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your invigorating Spiced Citrus Green Tea!


  • Experiment with different citrus fruits like grapefruit, lime, or tangerine for a unique twist.
  • Garnish your tea with a sprig of fresh mint for an extra refreshing touch.
  • For a cold brew, steep the tea in the refrigerator overnight. Strain and serve over ice with a squeeze of fresh citrus.
  • This recipe is naturally caffeine-free. However, if you prefer a caffeinated kick, you can use green tea with naturally occurring caffeine, like matcha or gunpowder green.


This Spiced Citrus Green Tea is more than just a delicious treat. It’s packed with antioxidants and health benefits:

  • Green tea: Rich in antioxidants like catechins, known to improve heart health and boost metabolism.
  • Citrus fruits: Vitamin C powerhouse, providing immune system support and aiding in iron absorption.
  • Spices: Ginger aids digestion, while cinnamon regulates blood sugar and cardamom offers anti-inflammatory properties.

So, ditch the sugary sodas and processed drinks, and brew yourself a cup of this Spiced Citrus Green Tea. It’s a simple and healthy way to awaken your senses, nourish your body, and add a touch of zing to your day!