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Iced Cranberry-Mint Tea

 Iced Cranberry-Mint Tea
Raise a toast to friends, family, sunshine and warm weather with this cranberry cooler. Fresh mint and a hint of lemon add refreshing, fruity flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 lemon herbal tea bags
  • 3-1/2 cups reduced-calorie reduced-sugar cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, mint and sugar to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Discard tea bags. Cover and let stand 45 minutes longer. Strain and
  • discard mint leaves. Stir the cranberry and lemon juices into tea.
  • Serve over ice with lemon slices if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2
  • quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 34 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.