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Hot Spiced Green Tea

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

With ginger, lemon and honey, this balanced tea is ideal for any time of day or occasion. The aromatic drink smells as wonderful as it tastes. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hot Spiced Green Tea Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 4 individual green tea bags
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 5-6 minutes. Strain, discarding tea bags and spices. Stir honey into tea. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 33 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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