New American Plate Challenge

Fruity Iced Tea

Weekly Recipe
Serves 9

Looking for a refreshing, spicy summer beverage?  There is a growing body of research linking spices to cancer risk reduction.  Why not enjoy them in a fun beverage!


  • 6 Cups
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 1 Teaspoon
    whole cloves
  • 6
    black tea bags
  • 3-4 Cups
    apricot or peach nectar
  • sugar or honey, to taste (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer water, cinnamon stick and cloves 15 minutes, covered. Turn off heat. Add tea bags. Step 2-5 minutes, depending on the strength you prefer.

  2. Remove tea bags. Add apricot nectar. Add sugar or honey (optional). Strain to remove spices. Refrigerate until cold.

Nutrition: Per serving: 47 calories, 0 g. total fat, 12 g. carbohydrates, <1 g. protein, < 1 g. dietary fiber, 3 mg. sodium.


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