Sunday, January 29, 2012

CitrusLove: HoneyMansi Iced Tea

Ha! I made it! I made it to LoveBloghop for January!  Thought I could not make it with all the crazy schedule I have plus the fact that I got sick, okay I am still sick but I am already recovering. Time to blog before I hit the ground again and work.

January is #citruslove and what a perfect way to highlight the staple, most loved and most used citrus in the Philippines - Calamansi.

Calamansi or calamondin or Philippine lime is a staple fruit in any Filipino kitchen not to mention in most of the restaurants here.  Calamansi gives that distinct taste in pancit, barbeque, dips and marinades.  What is pancit without calamansi? Or Bistek tagalog? Or a simple sawsawan (dip) in most of the grilled foods? I cannot begin to imagine.  Though lemons or limes are also sour, it cannot replace the taste that calamansi gives.

I came across an article by Tips and Tricks where she enumerated several usage, 13 actually, of this wonder fruit.  Check it out to see why it is called such.

And for  my contribution to this month's bloglove - my favorite iced tea concoction.  I describe it as healthy, refreshing and so easy to make.


1 liter water
2 tbsps pure calamansi extract
3/4 cup honey
3 bags black tea

In a pot, boil water and put 3 tea bags.  boil for 2 minutes.

Remove tea bags and pour in calamansi and honey.  Mix.

May be served hot or cold.  I like it iced cold. *wink*

so easy, right?  Go ahead and make some, let me know what you think, okay?

#citruslove bloghop for January is being hosted by following amazing foodies:

Astig Vegan ~ Richgail
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Serena ~@@tspcurry - @AstigVegan

Go and check out what the rest have made for this month:


  1. calamansi is new to me, thanks for sharing ! the iced tea looks refreshing :)

  2. Oh I love Calamansi limes! Here in Europe, they're known as miniature oranges - silly isn't it?!
    First time here, I know I'm sorry it's taken so long to visit since I first started following you on Twitter! I love this tea recipe, I'll wait for warm weather before trying it - it's below freezing today! Am following you on Google Connect now, hope you'll visit my blog some time! Looking forward to sharing! xx

  3. Hi Dudut - Recently I was awarded the Liebster award for up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers, and now it's my turn to pass the award on. I've chosen your blog because I so enjoy reading it! You can read about it in my post here:

    Thanks for sharing your blog with us and congrats!

  4. @shruti - thanks, glad you liked it :)

    @Lin - miniature oranges? really? i learned something today :)
    thanks for the kind and sweet words. followed you back via GFC:)

    @Laura - thanks again for the award, i really appreaciate it :)


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