This kumquat ade and tea is super refreshing and healthy even during the colder seasons. Besides who doesn’t love this perfect pop of color?!

Kumquat Tea

Before we start making this beverage, let’s learn about the ingredients in this recipe and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

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  • Encourages weight loss.
  • Contains anti aging properties.
  • Helps with glowing skin.
  • High in fiber and vitamin C.


  • Enjoy in moderation as that it does contain sugar.


Rinkesh. “13 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Kumquats.” Conserve Energy Future, 26 Mar. 2020,

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kumquat Ade/Tea (GF+Vegan)

This kumquat ade and tea is super refreshing and healthy even during the colder seasons. Besides who doesn't love this perfect pop of color?!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Yu-Hua Golnick


  • 4 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 cup kumquat
  • lime
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp rock sugar


  • Wash the lime and kumquat with baking soda and water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Cut the kumquat in half and remove the seeds. Slice the lime and remove the seeds as well.
  • In a bowl, combine the kumquat and lime slices with sugar and rest for 30 minutes.
  • In a pan, heat the fruit and sugar mixture in the pan and stir in rock sugar and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir often to prevent sugar burning.
  • Stir in 1 cup of water and cook for another addition 10 minutes or until syrupy.
  • Place into a sterilized jar and let it cool. Place in fridge until ready to use.
  • To make a kumquat ade, place some syrup and fruit in a cup with ice and top with regular water or sparkling water. Stir and enjoy!
  • To make a kumquat tea, place some syrup and fruit in a cup and top with boiling water. Stir and enjoy!

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