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Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea
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Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea

Honey Grapefruit Cucumber Tea recipe is a healthy combination of sweet, tart, and fresh cucumber flavors. Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a powerful dose of antioxidants, boost in digestion, and boost in your immune system. Can be served hot or cold, is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the Fall season ahead. Vegan option available.
Course Drinks
Keyword beverage, classic, cucumber, dairy-free, detox, digestion, drinks, easy, fall recipe, gluten-free, graprefruit, healthy, homemade, honey, indulge, natural, plant-based, recipe, summer, sweet, tart, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 5-6 fresh water
  • 2 Medium Grapefruits, sliced (rinsed + unpeeled)
  • 1 Medium Cucumber, peeled + sliced
  • 1/2 cup Honey + more if needed! (See Notes!)

Other:

  • sliced grapefruit
  • sliced cucumbers

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add grapefruit and cucumber and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from heat + cover the pot with a lid so that it steeps for 10 minutes or so, allowing all of the flavors to fully infuse and be potent.
  • Once fully steeped, add in the sweetener and stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour tea carefully into mugs and add freshly sliced grapefruit + cucumber as garnish, if preferred.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Notes

STORAGE: Keep any leftover tea in an airtight bottle or mason jar and refrigerate for a few days. To serve—reheat on the stove top and enjoy!
SWEETENER: You can always substitute regular raw honey with vegan ‘honey’, pure cane sugar, Agave, or maple syrup instead. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Vegan honey option—Bee Free Honee, click link.
SERVING:This drink can also be consumed warm if preferred. Simply re-heat  for 2-3 minutes when ready to serve.
SWEETNESS: Add more sweetener for more sweetness if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time.
ADDITIONAL BOOST: To add a boost to make this drink more powerful, you can add mint leaves, turmeric/black pepper, SeaMoss or apple cider vinegar to the mix!