Minty Tea Punch

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 12 mint sprigs
  • 4 individual tea bags
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange and lemon slices, optional

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat; add mint and tea bags. Steep, covered, 3-5 minutes according to taste.
  2. Discard mint and tea bags.
  3. Stir in orange and lemon juices, sugar and remaining water. Transfer to a pitcher; refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice; add orange and lemon slices if desired.

Iced Honeydew Mint Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 8 individual green tea bags
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 5 cups diced honeydew melon, divided
  • 3 cups ice cubes, divided
  • Additional ice cubes

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add mint leaves and tea bags; steep, covered, 3-5 minutes according to taste, stirring occasionally. Discard mint and tea bags. Stir in sugar.
  2. Place 2-1/2 cups honeydew, 2 cups tea and 1-1/2 cups ice in a blender; cover and process until blended. Serve over additional ice. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Chai Tea Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
  2. To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.

Agni Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 2 handfuls minced ginger root
  • 2 Tbs. Sucanat or other sweetener
  • 1 to 2 tsp. rock salt

Directions

  1. Bring all of the above ingredients to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Take the pot off the burner and cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add the juice of 1/2 lime. Do not boil the lime juice.
  4. Pour into a thermos and enjoy throughout the day.