Ginger Tea Coolers

A “teariffic” summer drink featuring good-for-you green tea. Simply steep and chill!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
cups water
1
piece (2 inch) unpeeled gingerroot, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/3
cup sugar
3
tea bags green tea or 3 teaspoons loose green tea
2
cups lime sparkling water
2
cups ice cubes
1
lemon, thinly sliced, if desired
1
lime, thinly sliced, if desired
1
orange, thinly sliced, if desired

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  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, gingerroot and sugar to boiling over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Add tea bags; remove from heat. Cover; let steep 15 minutes.
  • 2 Remove tea bags. Cool tea to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Pour through strainer into clean 2-quart pitcher to strain. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  • 3 Just before serving, add sparkling water and ice cubes to pitcher. Garnish with lemon, lime and/or orange slices.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, gingerroot and sugar to boiling over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Add tea bags; remove from heat. Cover; let steep 15 minutes.
  • 2 Remove tea bags. Cool tea to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Pour through strainer into clean 2-quart pitcher to strain. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  • 3 Just before serving, add sparkling water and ice cubes to pitcher. Garnish with lemon, lime and/or orange slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Green tea is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants. Decaffeinated versions are available.

Make extra tea “base” (through step 2) and keep refrigerated up to a week. Just add ice and water for refreshing iced tea anytime.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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