Flavored teas may contain as much as 6 teaspoons of sugar per 6-ounce glass. This iced tea uses only about one teaspoon of sugar, and artificial sweetner can be substituted to trim the calories even more. Fresh fruit provides the flavor and much of the sweetness.
Red Raspberry Tea
Juice and zest of one medium orange
3 T. sugar
4 c. water
3 decaffeinated tea bags
Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor. Use a wooden spoon to strain the puree through a fine sieve set over a bowl.
Put the orange juice, zest, sugar and water into a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 to 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain the tea into the puree, stir the mixture and chill.
Serve the raspberry tea over ice and garnish with lemon slices. Serves 8.
Nutrition Information: 1/8 recipe
Calories 41, Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 4 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 8 g, Protein 0 g