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3 Iced Tea Recipes

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    3 Iced Tea Recipes

    Lemon-Lime Iced Green Tea

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    Lemon and lime combine to give this iced green tea a thirst-quenching citrus twist.

    6 cups (1.5 L) water
    4 bags green tea
    1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
    Lemon and lime slices to garnish

    In large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let water cool for 5 minutes. Add tea bags. Cover pot and let tea steep for approximately 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and let tea cool to room temperature.

    Transfer tea to pitcher and stir in lemon and lime juice. Chill in refrigerator or serve over ice.
    Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 15 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 11 mg sodium


    Classic Iced Tea

    Up the disease-preventing ability of this typically sweet drink by replacing white sugar with bacteria-fighting organic honey.

    6 cups (1.5 L) water
    4 bags black tea (such as orange pekoe or Darjeeling)
    1/4 cup (60 mL) raw honey
    Lemon slices to garnish

    In large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover pot. Let tea steep approximately 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and immediately stir in honey. Let tea cool to room temperature.

    Transfer to pitcher and chill in refrigerator or serve over ice.

    Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 68 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 12 mg sodium


    Cool Peppermint Iced Tea

    Always delicious peppermint is even more refreshing when served chilled.

    6 cups (1.5 L) water
    1/2 cup (125 mL) dried peppermint leaves or 4 bags peppermint tea
    1/2 cup (125 mL) raw honey

    In large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add peppermint leaves or tea bags. Cover pot and let tea steep for approximately 30 minutes.

    Strain tea into another pot or heatproof bowl, pressing the leaves to get all the liquid out. While water is still hot, stir in honey. Let tea cool and transfer to pitcher.

    Chill in refrigerator or serve over ice.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 132 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 36 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 5 mg sodium

    source: "Iced Tea", alive #345, July 2011

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