One of the things that I learned from the Chinese is that one should drink hot drinks in the heat. By raising the body temperature temporarily while having a hot drink, the body will work to cool itself down ( e.g sweating), and that’s the goal, right? They would have hot green tea or just steaming hot water int he summer heat. On the other hand, when you drink cold stuff, your body will work to raise your body temperature. It makes sense, though I find it hard at times to have hot tea while I am already melting in the Dubai summer heat.
Combine water, orange juice, zest, cinnamon stick and teabags in a pan. Bring to boil, then take off the heat. Stir in honey, then let allow to cool. Strain the liquid and transfer to a jug. Keep in refrigerator until completely cold.
Serve in a jug with slices of orange, a stick of cinnamon and ice cubes.
This is so perfect! We have beautiful oranges in season, I can’t wait to try this!
Great recipe for a winter. I could have it cold or hot.