Herbal Iced Tea

teresa_nc7January 10, 2007

If you, like me, are trying to lose weight and get in all that water "they" tell us to drink, you might give this herbal tea a try. I made it tonight and it's very good - no added sugar, no caffeine, tastes sort of like a Snapple drink, but costs pennies.

I made half the recipe to see if I would like it. I used 2 Lemon Zinger teabags and 2 Wild Berry Zinger because that's what I had on hand. The apple juice was natural with no added sugar. Enjoy!

Teresa

Herbal Iced Tea

Copyright, 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, All Rights Reserved

Show: Barefoot Contessa

Episode: Cooking Lite

4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags

4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags

4 cups pure apple juice

Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.

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grammyp

This sounds good. I haven't had a soda in over a year and I am getting tired of sweet and water. Think I will give it a try tomorrow.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 11:16PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Isn't there a lot of natural sugar in apple juice? I'll have to check it out the next time I'm at the grocery. I've started having a little fruit again, but not too much as their sugar content is so high.

Does caffeine free tea count as water????

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 7:24AM
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grammyp

Would you believe 2 grocery stores didn't have any lemon or red zinger tea? I'll try again next week.

Sharon, apple juice does have a good bit of sugar, but you can find some with less, and you are diluting it to half with the tea. Usually caffeine free tea does count as water, so in the larger scheme of things, this isn't that bad for a treat.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 3:54PM
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vasu_texas

Teresa,
I tried it and I love it! Thanks for the recipe.
I used just 1 cup of apple juice (since mine had some added sugar) and squeezed some fresh lemon.
Got some to work and I've had 1/2 gallon already :-)

Thanks for the recipe. I love herbal tea hot - especially lemon zinger but this is so refreshing - even on a cold day like today.
Vasu

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 4:10PM
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