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Friday, August 27, 2010

Faux Fruit Punch

This is a great drink when you are tired of chugging plain water, don't like tea and have already drank enough coffee or just need a change up.  This Faux Fruit Punch tastes so close you feel like you are cheating! 
Swallow the imaginary guilt and go make this.  Feel free to combine any teas you like with these directions.  Experiment to get favorite flavors of your own.  I have made this recipe to be good and beneficial to your body as well.  It includes fruity tea with some Yerba Mate to get you those vitamins, mineral, amino acids and antioxidants in abundance.  If you steep with other teas- follow their steeping directions- as different tea leaves can turn bitter if steeped too long.

Faux Fruit Punch
4 bags Celestial Seasoning Mango Acai Zinger tea- I usually use 3 Mango Acai and
1 Yerba Mate Orange
2 packet Stevia
1/2 lemon- juiced

Fill your tea kettle with at least 2 cups of water and start heating.  Place 4 tea bags in a heat resistance cup/ bowl large enough to hold 2 cups water.  When your water is ready and boiling, pour 2 cups over tea bags.  Steep 10 minutes.  Remove bags and stir in stevia.  Add to a 2 quart pitcher and pour an additional 2 cups cold water.  Mix in lemon juice and chill until cold.  Note:  Repeat again using same tea bags to make a full 2 quart pitcher.  Sip happily!

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