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Sweet Minted Tea

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint
  • 3 black-tea bags

Combine the sugar, mint (stems and all) and 1 cup water in a small pot.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat, cover and let steep 30 minutes.  Discard the mint; refrigerate the syrup until ready to use.

Put 2 quarts water in a pot and add the tea bags.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then remove from the heat, cover and let steep 20 minutes.  Discard the tea bags.  Pour the tea into a pitcher and add the mint syrup.  Refrigerate until cool.  Serve the tea over ice.

An 8-ounce serving has 45 calories.

2 Comments to

“Sweet Minted Tea”

  1. On August 20th, 2010 at 6:42 am kristan Says:

    I just found your blog via the WW message boards. Great job. I see a few I’d like to try this weekend. Just starting WW and looking for healthy recipes. I will check back often.
    Im also going to look for the healthy cooking mag. Haven’t seen it here in Ma. Do they have a web site?

    thanks again for the recipes.

    - kristan aka cookbooklover65 on boards

  2. On August 23rd, 2010 at 10:15 pm admin Says:

    Hi Kristan! Thanks! My little blog is definitely a work in progress…I don’t post as often as I would like, but I do hope you’ll stop back! I haven’t calculated the WWP or NI on all the recipes I’ve posted so far. My goal is to update those posts eventually once I take the time to figure them out.

    Best wishes to you on your WW journey. I’m struggling right now, but I did reach my goal weight once so I can tell you that the program does work.

    Healthy Cooking is published by Reiman Publications. It was formerly called Light & Tasty. I believe Reiman is out of WI? Anyway, their main website is and specifically Healthy Cooking can be found at Some of their web content is for subscribers only, but I believe a lot of stuff is available to the public. I’m pretty sure you can also request a free issue if you’d like to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by (and for being my first official commenter – how exciting!). :) I hope you’ll find my little project useful!


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