Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs
Refreshing beverage! This tea would be great for a brunch or shower; I made this on a whim to have in the fridge for something different than "powder mixed tea". This is out of Taste of Home's Quick Cooking August/September 2002 issue. And the Diabetic exchanges are: 2 fruit
- 4 individual tea bags
- 2 cups water
- 3 medium navel oranges
- 2 medium lemons
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
- Boil 2 cups of water in kettle; add tea bags, cover and steep for 3 minutes, then discard tea bags.
- Pour tea into a pitcher.
- Add 2 oranges and 1 lemon; all 3 peeled and sectioned and stir in orange juice, lemon juice and honey.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Peel and section the remaining orange and lemon and freeze them during refrigeration of tea mix.
- Strain and discard fruit from tea.
- Stir in ginger ale.
- Add frozen fruit slices and serve.
I don't want to argue about the taste or quality of this recipe, but it is included in the section for diabetics and as such fully unusefull. The fruits contains high quantities of sugar and on top of that honey is added, a direct source of glucose, exactly the type of sugar diabetics must avoid.
Tara, thanks a bunch for recommending this tea. It is absolutely wonderful! This will be a must have at all my "special occasions" from now on.