Monday, June 18, 2012

Iced Tea to Build Energy

Lemon-ginger Bliss

2 white or green tea bags
4 slices fresh ginger
4 sprigs mint
2 lemon slices halved
1 cup lemon seltzer
2 strawberries halved
Steep tea bags and next 3 ingredients in 2  cups hot water 1 minute.  Remove bags and ginger.  Chill.  Add seltzer and strawberries. Sweeten to taste.  Garnish with lemon.

Spiced Orange-Pom Joy

2 orange-and-spice black tea bags
2 orange slices, halved
2 lime slices, halved
1 cup pomegranate-blueberry juice
Steep tea bags and fruit in 2 cups hot water 1 minute.  Remove bags.  Add juice.  Chill.  Garnish with mint.

Berry-Peach Perfection
3 wild-berry or mixed-berry black tea bags
2 lemon slices, halved
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup strawberry-peach juice or white grape-peach mango juice

Steep tea bags, lemons and thyme in 2 cups hot water 1 minute.  Remove tea bags and thyme.  Add juice.  Sweeten to taste.  Chill or serve over ice.  Garnish with lemon.

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