2. Brew tasty teas
Squeezing a lemon or orange into your tea is one way to get some added freshness, but don’t toss the peels. They do the same thing!
Dried citrus rinds add a delicious fruity note to your favorite tea, and you can save them for months if stored properly. So, you’ll still have a little taste of summer during the chilly winter season.
Just lay your peels out on a plate or drying rack for a few days until they’ve fully dehydrated. The inner white part of the rind – called the pith – can be very harsh and bitter. So, scrape this part away with a spoon before drying.
Store dried rinds in an airtight container out of direct sunlight for up to one year. When it’s tea time, allow the rinds to steep with the teabag of your choosing and escape into peaceful bliss.