How to Make Kumquat Fruit Tea

How to Make Kumquat Fruit Tea

May 19, 2023

Celebrate International Tea Day with this kumquat fruit tea recipe. It has a unique and refreshing taste that's unlike any other tea. Its fruity aroma, combined with the rich and earthy undertones of tea, create a blend that's both robust and delicate. With every sip, you'll feel a burst of citrusy sweetness that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated.

One of the best things about kumquat fruit tea is that it's packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and other nutrients that are essential for your health. Not only does it taste phenomenal, but it's also beneficial for your body. Vitamin C has been known to help strengthen your immune system, digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve skin health. So, why not indulge in a tea that not only delights your taste buds but also nourishes your body?

What’s more, kumquat fruit tea is incredibly versatile. You can steep it hot or cold, and it will still taste amazing. You can also mix it in with other herbal teas or fruits to create your own unique blend. Whether you're looking for a relaxing afternoon tea or a refreshing morning drink, kumquat fruit tea is an excellent choice that will provide you with countless moments of delight.

Drinking Temperature

Served at 133°F (56°C)


  • approx. 24 kumquats
  • 3-5 key limes
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup water


Prepping your Kumquat Concentrate

  1. Wash the kumquats and key limes thoroughly, removing any dirt or stems.
  2. Cut your kumquats in half horizontally and remove the seeds.
  3. Thinly slice the key limes and remove any seeds.. Set kumquats and key limes aside.
  4. Over medium-low heat, add kumquats, key limes, cane sugar, and honey into a frying pan. Stir together continuously for roughly 10 minutes using a spatula until mixture thickens, ensuring the sugar doesn’t burn.
  5. Once the mixture has caramelized, add water then simmer and stir for about 10-20 minutes. Make sure the mixture isn’t too watery or thick.
  6. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes before transferring the kumquat concentrate to a jar. Once it has completely cooled, you are free to cover and store the jar in your refrigerator.

Preparing Kumquat Fruit Tea

  1. Add two spoonfuls of the kumquat concentrate into your Ember Mug 2.
  2. Pour boiling water to taste and stir.
  3. Enjoy!

Celebrate International Tea Day Your Way

A jar of freshly made kumquat concentrate sits next to a sunny window.

Not Big On Kumquats?

Try our hot cranberry tea that is sure to please. If you are looking for something more floral, be sure to check out our collection of floral teas for Spring!

Natural Medicine For Any Day

While vitamin C that is present in kumquats is one of the best things you can have while fighting a cold, feel free to try any of the teas from our list of teas to drink when you are feeling under the weather or are looking for a great way to naturally detox your body. Also for our regular tea drinkers, try our top 3 beneficial teas that you can enjoy from sun-up to sun-down.

Got The Need For Something Stronger?

For those of us who need their caffeine fix, you can brew a cup of Black tea, Green Tea, or Oolong in your Ember Mug. If you would like to know more on how to properly brew any of these teas checkout our recommended tea brewing technique. Once the tea has been steeped to your liking, simply add one or two spoonfuls of the kumquat concentrate. Enjoy!

However you decide to enjoy tea this International Tea Day, be sure to do it in an Ember Mug² or Ember Cup so you can sip your beverage at the perfect temperature all day long.

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