Green Tea Cooler With Fresh Mint

Green Tea Cooler With Fresh Mint

Take a break from the summer heat with this refreshing and healthy drink. Green tea is rich in phytochemicals like the well-studied compound EGCG.

CAL/SERV :

43

PREP TIME :

N/A

YIELDS :

4 SERVINGS

COOK TIME:

N/A

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 (6-inch) mint sprigs
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1 1/3 cups apple cider, refrigerated
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 4 mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 4 lime wedges, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In heatproof pitcher or container, combine mint and tea bags.
  2. In medium saucepan, heat 4 cups water until bubbles start to form around edge of pot. If possible, use instant-read thermometer to tell when water is 180 degrees F.
  3. Pour hot water over mint and tea in pitcher. Steep for 6 minutes. Discard tea bags, leaving mint in pitcher. Cool tea to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate tea with mint for 4 to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, add cider and lime juice to chilled tea. Pour tea into 4 tall, narrow glasses. Garnish each glass with mint spring and lime wedge.

Nutrition (per serving):

43 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 3 mg sodium.

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