Honey Green Tea Sparkler
This honey green tea recipe is a refreshing and healthful alternative to soda.
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup jasmine green tea leaves or 12 tea bags
1 quart ice cubes
1 cup white grape juice
Heat 1 quart water to almost boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the honey, then the green tea leaves; if using green tea bags, use twelve or more. Allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes, squeeze tea bags (if using), then strain into a large pitcher. Add ice cubes and stir to melt. Add the grape juice. Pour over ice into glasses 3/4 full. Top off with sparkling water, stir once, and serve. We like to add mint sprigs too.
You can make all sorts of variations. Use any type of green tea you like, and family favorite juices like cranberry, all-natural lemonade, peach, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry. Try black tea with cherry juice for a tasty quencher. Make some into ice cubes to use when chilling tea. Using mineral water is a natural source of calcium.
Why We Love It
People are addicted to soda, but countless studies have shown a connection between soda and obesity. There is even some question as to whether or not diet beverages contribute to weight gain. This natural drink is a delicious thirst-quencher your family will want time and again.