Thursday, June 7, 2012

Iced Green Sun Tea

  • 4 green tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • ice cubes
  • granular sugar substitute to taste (optional)
  • 1 small lemon, sliced
  • 4 mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Makes 4 (1-cup) Servings
  1. Place tea bags in a large glass jar or pitcher. Pour water over bags. cover the jar with plastic wrap and place on a sun-filled windowsill or outside during the hottest part of the day. Steep until tea is light green and flavorful, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove tea bags from the jar and discard. Refrigerate tea to cool, about 20 minutes. Fill 4 (10-ounce) glasses with ice, add sugar substitute, if using, garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if using.

Note: This recipe appears in the South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook. This was such a nice, refreshing treat after eating a filling meal. I was never much of a tea drinker but this was a pleasant surprise. Forget the green tea products you get at the gorcery store or at the local coffee shops and cafes; once you've had this tea, you'll never go back to brand teas.

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