Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cinnamint Green Tea

1 small bunch mint, about 15 sprigs, preferably spearmint
4 3-inch cinnamon sticks (optional)
1-2 thin slices fresh ginger (optional)
6 cups cold water
4 bags green tea, regular or decaffeinated
6 Tbsp. frozen apple juice concentrate, or to taste

Place mint, cinnamon sticks and ginger, if using, in large saucepan. Add water, cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, mint, ginger and cinnamon sticks, reserving sticks. Sweeten hot tea to taste with apple juice concentrate.

Pour into mugs, add cinnamon sticks for garnish and serve.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 29 calories, 0 g. fat (0 g. saturated fat), 7 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. protein, 0 g. dietary fiber, 4 mg. sodium.

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