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Ginger Tea Coolers

Ginger Tea Coolers
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
A terrific summer drink featuring good-for-you green tea. Simply steep and chill!
May 24, 2011

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) water
  • 1 piece (2 inch/5 cm) unpeeled gingerroot, finely chopped (about 2 tbsp/25 mL)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
  • 3 tea bags green tea or 3 tsp (15 mL) loose green tea
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lime sparkling water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 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.

  • Tip: Green tea is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants. Decaffeinated versions are available.
  • Tip: Make extra tea base (through step 2) and keep refrigerated up to a week. Just add ice and water for refreshing iced tea anytime.

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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