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Warm Grapefruit Tea

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This refreshing recipe for warm grapefruit tea was first published in the February 2008 issue of Body+Soul.

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 3073

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice (squeezed from 2 grapefruits)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, combine juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat; strain and discard solids. Serve with a grapefruit segment or strip of zest.

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  • Kelly Kromidas
    8 JAN, 2013
    If you do choose to use bottled juice, make sure you get juice that IS NOT FROM CONCENTRATE! Simply Orange and Minute Maid Pure Squeezed are two lines available in grocery stores in our area that carry Grapefruit juice not from concentrate. If your store doesn't carry it, you can always ask them to order some for you.
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  • Kelly Kromidas
    8 JAN, 2013
    If you happen to live near a Whole Foods Market or a Stew Leonard's, you can buy bottled fresh squeezed grapefruit juice in their produce department for about $7. Cheaper than juicing whole grapefruits, but you still get all the health benefits of non processed, raw grapefruit juice.
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  • jenniealice1357
    2 JAN, 2012
    I really like this recipe, so I made it again tonight to go along with the Whole Living Challenge, but this time I used bottled juice since it was only about $3 at the store (grapefruit were $1 ea.); it was much less work and mess than doing the tea from scratch. The taste is excellent again, though I'll always stick to 4 tbsp. honey to counter the bite. I'm not sure if all the same good nutrients are still in the bottled version (no pulp), but what I bought wasn't from concentrate.
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  • socalbarb
    23 SEP, 2011
    Has anyone tried bottled grapefruit juice instead of fresh?
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  • MS10403258
    2 JUL, 2011
    I tried this, not only did it taste great, it also mad me feel great. Very good drink for the cold winters
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  • greenleaf9
    5 FEB, 2011
    Honey is very good for you and worth the calories it contains. For added health benefits, use raw honey.
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  • jenniealice1357
    17 JAN, 2011
    I didn't have whole allspice or cinnamon, but it turned out good. The honey caramelizes a bit and gives it a good flavor, though grapefruit is naturally rather harsh/bitter.
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  • Gigi2010
    7 JAN, 2011
    Do not have grapefruit if on cholesterol meds
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  • mgetoff
    13 MAR, 2010
    Splenda is bad for you. Use stevia instead.
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  • mgetoff
    13 MAR, 2010
    Splenda is bad for you. Use stevia instead.
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