(not including cooling time)
This thirst-quenching drink is sure to become a summer sweetheart. Serve it straight-up or dilute it with seltzer water. If you can’t find loose-leaf rooibos, use 5 rooibos tea bags.
MAKES 6 CUPS.
2 tablespoons loose-leaf rooibos tea
1/3 cup mint leaves
1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1/2 orange
3-4 orange slices, optional
1. Place rooibos tea, mint, ginger and honey in a medium-sized saucepan. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil.
2. Remove pan from heat and let sit covered until cooled to room temperature.
3. Strain liquid into a container. Stir in orange juice. Add orange slices (if using).
4. Chill tea in the refrigerator until served.
Each cup contains 26 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 6g sugars, 0g protein, 4Est GL.
Contributing chef Matthew Kadey, RD is a registered dietitian and food writer. He is author of The Muffin Tin Chef (Ulysses Press), The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook (Ulysses Press) and Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure (VeloPress).