This is my version of Lipton's Diet Lemon Green Tea drink, without all that sodium!!! I always seem to have a drink going and I really hate drinking plain water, so I figure I might as well get some extra benefits by drinking green tea with all those wonderful oxidents. I have to watch my sugar intake, so I purposely made it low in sugar...but this can be flavored to personal preference. I literally make a jug of this each day and go through the whole thing. Serve this hot or cold
- 2 g green tea (1 packet, preferably organic or decaffeinated)
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1 tablespoon sugar (or use Splenda)
- Brew the tea in a large tea pot. Timing depends on how strong you like your tea. I usually let it sit for 15 minutes then dilute with hot water if needed.
- Transfer the liquid to a large jug and add lemon and sugar. Add more sugar if needed. Drink hot or cold.
I've an abundance of lemons and I like to transform them into refreshing and satisfying lemon beverages. I, too, sometimes add a squeeze behind the ear for a fresh lemony smell. 8-)
I'm another fan of that green tea drink but I rarely buy it. Now I can make it at home! This is not exactly like the bottled version but it's close enough for me and can't be easier with only 3 ingredients. The juice of half a lemon was just right, and I ended up adding a bit more water and more Splenda. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!