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Old June 1st, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Hope this is a new one for most of you. We made this at work yesterday and it was quite refreshing. We got it as "Green Tea Soda"

8 bags of green tea
4 cups of boiling water
3 Tbsp. honey or sugar
4 cups of assorted fresh fruit, such as white or regular nectarine wedges, lime slices(1) blueberries, and /or rasberries(we used the blue berries )
1 liter plain or flavolred sparkling water, such as rasberry, strawberry(we used this one), or peach. Chilled of course.
1. Add tea bags to boiling water and let stand for 2-3 minutes, remove and discard the tea bags. Cover and chill brewed tea.

2 Tbsp. snipped fresh mint or 8-10 mint springs. (Optional)2. Before serving, add honey or sugar to chilled tea. ( It makes more sense to had the honey or sugar while tea is warm )
3. Divide tea mixture among eight to ten 12 ounce glasses. Add fruit to each glass and fill with the sparkling water. Top with fres mint.

Makes 8-10 servings
Each serving. 55 calories,0g fat, (0g from sat. fat), 0mg chol, 25mg sodium, 14g carbos, 3g fiber, 1g pro. Daily Values:2% vitamin A, 20% vit C, 1%calcium, 3% iron.

NOW! IF! you want to possibly add a little bit of Capt Morgans sweet rum, I will NEVER tell.
ENJOY friends.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 12:23 PM
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I love green tea. Sounds good to me John, especially with the Captain Morgan.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 05:34 PM
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Today, one of the girls in the office brought her smoooothie maker and we had pina coladas and margarittas without the ETOH(alcohol). I took mine and went out in the bay where the sun was shinning and pretended I was in port and on deck of a ship. I even felt myself leave for a minute. 8)
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Boy, you guys sure know how to live!
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Will definately try this recipe. Sounds like a great beverage to serve poolside, if it would ever stop raining here.
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