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    My Big Fat Greek Iced Tea

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    33 mins

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    My recipe for Greek-style pomegranate tea.

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    • 12 bigelow brand pomegranate pizzazz herbal tea bags
    • 6 spearmint herbal tea bags
    • 3 stash brand licorice spice herbal tea bags
    • 8 stalks fresh spearmint
    • 4 lemons, kneaded, halved and juiced (saving 4 halves)
    • 8 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/2 cup premium honey (2/3 cup for sweet tea)
    • 1/4 cup grenadine (1/3 cup for sweet tea)


    1. 1
      POUR 2 quarts filtered water into a large stainless steel pot.
    2. 2
      REMOVE the leaves from 8 stalks of fresh spearmint; ADD spearmint leaves to pot; ADD 8 cinnamon sticks; SET heat to high.
    3. 3
      ADD 12 Pomegranate Pizzazz tea bags, 6 spearmint tea bags, 3 licorice spice tea bags.
    4. 4
      BRING mixture to a gentle boil; REDUCE heat to low; SIMMER 3-5 minutes; REMOVE tea from heat.
    5. 5
      WASH lemons well and cut in half; SQUEEZE juice from lemons, reserving 4 lemon halves; SET aside lemon juice or chill.
    6. 6
      ADD the 4 reserved lemon halves and 1/2 cup premium honey to hot tea brew; ALLOW mixture to steep and cool down.
    7. 7
      STRAIN tea when cooled through mesh strainer into a pitcher (save and set aside cinnamon sticks for garnish); ADD the fresh lemon juice and the grenadine to tea; STIR well (Tea may be diluted with cold filtered water if you desire a subtler tasting tea).
    8. 8
      POUR tea into tall glasses filled with ice. Place 1 lemon slice on rim of each glass; add 1 stick cinnamon and 1 sprig fresh mint to tea to garnish.
    9. 9
      AS A COCKTAIL: Add desired amount of ouzo liqueur to iced shaker or glass; FILL with tea; SHAKE or STIR; GARNISH.
    10. 10
      SERVE and ENJOY!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2009


      Outstanding, surprising and exciting aromas, blending beautifully all together. Great with or without ouzo!

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    Nutritional Facts for My Big Fat Greek Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (61 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 99.6
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 22.7 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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