Citrus add freshness to this caffeine-free tea. Serve with chamomile flowers or lime ice cubes (see “Nice Ice,” below).
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2007
MethodIn large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 4 minutes. Discard bags.
Meanwhile, using vegetable peeler and avoiding white pith, remove 1 long strip rind each from lemon, lime and orange. Squeeze juice from fruit, adding enough water to make 1 cup (250 mL).
In saucepan, bring sugar, rind and juice to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer to combine flavours, about 5 minutes. Add to tea; let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into pitcher, pressing solids only gently so beverage remains clear. Serve with ice cubes.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 3 mg
- Protein trace
- Calories 58.0
- Total fat 0 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat 0 g
- Total carbohydrate 15 g
- Iron 1.0
- Folate 2.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 1.0
- Vitamin C 13.0