New American Plate Challenge

Cinnamint Green Tea

Weekly Recipe

A perfect winter cinnamony tea with a touch of refreshing mint.


  • small bunch mint, about 15 sprigs, preferably spearmint
  • 3-inch cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • thin slices fresh ginger (optional)
  • 6 Cups
    cold water
  • bags green tea, regular or decaffeinated
  • 6 Tablespoons
    frozen apple juice concentrate, or to taste


  1. Place mint, cinnamon sticks and ginger, if using, in large saucepan. Add water, cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Add tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, mint, ginger and cinnamon sticks, reserving sticks. Sweeten hot tea to taste with apple juice concentrate.

  3. Pour into mugs, add cinnamon sticks for garnish and serve.


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