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Recipe: Blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and gingerBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00371
Dietitian's tip: Herbal tea isn't made from tea leaves. Instead, herbs, flowers or spices are steeped in water. Most herbal teas are caffeine-free.
6 cups water
12 blackberry herbal tea bags
8 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
Sugar substitute, to taste
Ice cubes, crushed
In a large saucepan, heat water to just before boiling. Add tea bags, 2 of the cinnamon sticks and ginger. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.
Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher. Add the juice and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until very cold.
To serve, fill 6 tall, chilled glasses with crushed ice. Pour the tea over the top of the ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Total fat||0 g||Total carbohydrate||7 g|
|Saturated fat||0 g||Dietary fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0 g||Protein||0 g|