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Fareway Recipe: Iced Tea

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If you're looking for a healthier take on sweetened tea, check out these recipes to sweeten any summer day with natural antioxidants and plenty of flavor.

Mint Iced Tea

Makes 4 servings

Total time: 10 minutes + chilling time

Ingredients

½ cup fresh mint leaves

3 green tea bags

2 Tbsp. honey

4 cups boiling water

2 cups white wine (optional)

Directions

COMBINE mint leaves, tea bags, honey and boiling water. LET steep for 5 minutes; REMOVE tea bags. CHILL in refrigerator. DIVIDE among four ice-filled glasses. If desired, add ½ cup white wine to each glass. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information per serving (does not include wine): 37 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 11 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 0 g protein

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Pomegranate Iced Tea

Makes 4 servings

Total time: 10 minutes + chilling

Ingredients

6 tea bags that contain hibiscus

2 cups boiling water

½ cup pomegranate juice

4 cups cold water

Directions

STEEP tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes. REMOVE tea bags and POUR into a large pitcher. ADD pomegranate juice and cold water. REFRIGERATE until chilled. SERVE over ice. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information per serving: 19 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium; 5 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g protein

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Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Makes 4 servings

Total time 10 minutes + chilling time

Ingredients

6 bags of Earl Grey tea

Peel from ½ of an orange

2 cups boiling water

1/3 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. sugar

2 cups cold water

Directions

STEEP tea bags and orange peel in boiling water for 5 minutes; REMOVE tea bags and peel. POUR into a large pitcher and ADD orange juice and sugar. STIR until sugar is dissolved. ADD cold water and REFRIGERATE until chilled. SERVE over ice. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information per serving: 35 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g protein

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Citrus Iced Tea

Bonus: Citrus helps your body better absorb antioxidants found in fresh-brewed tea!

Makes 4 servings

Total time: 10 minutes + chilling time

Ingredients

6 tea bags (any flavor)

2 cups boiling water

½ cup lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)

Directions

STEEP tea in boiling water for 5 minutes; REMOVE tea bags. POUR in a large pitcher and ADD lemon juice and sugar. STIR in lemon juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. SERVE over ice. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information per serving: 72 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g protein

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