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Citrusy Autumn Equinox Tea

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Pomelos are one of the original species of citrus from which many of our favorite fruits like mandarins and kumquats have been created. They’re like the pom-matriarch of citrus! Citrus-y pomelo tea and citron tea are popular drinks enjoyed all year long in parts of Asia and particularly during the Autumn Equinox. But since pomelos can be a bit tricky to find depending on where you live, we swapped in grapefruits which have a super similar sweet yet tart flavor. Warm, comforting, and citrusy, this tea is a favorite for cold weather or, alternatively, when you’re feeling a little under the weather. 

Makes 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed pomelo juice (grapefruits can also be used)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp whole allspice berries
  • ½ cup water
  • Cinnamon sticks or pomelo slices for garnish

Instructions

1.     Combine juice, honey, cinnamon stick, allspice, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.

2. Cool slightly and strain tea from pulp and spices.

3. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks or slices of pomelo. 

Recipe Notes and Variations

4 Comments

  • Rose Shannon
    September 29, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    um….the Autumn Equinox. Solstices are in Summer and Winter.

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    • Imperfect
      September 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Sometimes we live up to our “imperfectness” and make mistakes. We’ve gone along and passed this along to our team though and made necessary adjustments.

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  • Rose Shannon
    September 30, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    love you, mistakes and all 😉

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    October 3, 2021 at 1:54 am

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