Ginger Tea Coolers

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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