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This refreshing iced tea has very little sugar, making it a much healthier alternative to store-bought versions.. For variety, use different types of green teas, including tea leaves blended with dried fruit or flowers.

Servings: 6


6 green tea bags

6 cups boiling water

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

fresh mint leaves, as garnish


Pour boiling water over tea bags in a large pitcher. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on desired strength.

Remove tea bags. Stir in lemon juice and honey. Allow tea to cool before pouring into 6 large ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately.

From Foods that Fight Disease © Leslie Beck, 2008. Reprinted by permission from Penguin Group (Canada), a division of Pearson Canada Inc.

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