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Ginger Tea Coolers

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A “teariffic” summer drink featuring good-for-you green tea. Simply steep and chill!

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

Steps

  • 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

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.

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
0%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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