Blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger

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    Blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger

    Dietitian's tip: Herbal tea isn't made from tea leaves. Instead, herbs, flowers or spices are steeped in water. Most herbal teas are caffeine-free.

    SERVES 6

    6 cups water
    12 blackberry herbal tea bags
    8 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
    Sugar substitute, to taste
    Ice cubes, crushed


    In a large saucepan, heat water to just before boiling. Add tea bags, 2 of the cinnamon sticks and ginger. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.

    Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher. Add the juice and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until very cold.

    To serve, fill 6 tall, chilled glasses with crushed ice. Pour the tea over the top of the ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.

    Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
    Calories 30
    Monounsaturated fat 0 g
    Protein 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Carbohydrate 7 g
    Sodium 0 mg
    Total fat 0 g
    Fiber 0 g
    Saturated fat 0 g

  2. I like the sounds of this, and I love ginger for digestion.
    "I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available, 'cause if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." - Charlie Sheen

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