Warm Grapefruit Tea

Warm Grapefruit Tea

I’m a big tea drinker. Well, if I could I’d drink coffee all day long, but I know tea is better for me so I try to stick to that after my morning coffee. I’ve also been trying to cut down on my caffeine intake because God knows I already don’t get enough sleep. So I try to drink decaf after 8 p.m., which is when I get a majority of my work done.

I’m also a big fan of grapefruit and loved the idea of making my own tea from it. Making tea is something I never even considered before, and while this isn’t your traditional tea, it was totally easy. Martha’s ended up looking a lot prettier than mine, but what did I really expect?



You’ll need two ruby red grapefruits. Squeeze all the juice out of them, which should give you two cups.


You’ll also need honey, whole allspice, and cinnamon sticks. Combine the juice and other ingredients with 1/2 cup of water and boil in a pot over high heat. Strain the mixture and serve with a cinnamon stick!

Mine wasn’t as pinky as I would have liked, but it tasted really good. The tartness of the grapefruit juice mixed with the sweetness from the honey made it perfectly refreshing. Caffeine free and full of vitamin C!

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7 Responses to "Warm Grapefruit Tea"

  1. mary says:

    How cool! Never would I even think to make my own tea.

  2. ToKissTheCook says:

    Perfect for festive but still chilly spring mornings! NICE one!

  3. rita : ) says:

    if you’re cutting down on caffeine, be aware that there are teas that are very high in caffeine also (darjeeling, green tea, black tea, etc.)

  4. Ben says:

    Sounds yummy!
    There is something for you girls here:
    http://whatscooking.us/2008/04/24/homemade-pasta-2/

  5. juliesStyle says:

    Glad you had the recipe; I found out about this on Martha’s website but couldn’t access the actual recipe! Thanks!

  6. juliesStyle says:

    Glad you had the recipe; I found out about this on Martha’s website but couldn’t access the actual recipe! Thanks!

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