This healthful and refreshing hydrator is a great summer beverage not just because it’s delicious but also because it’s good for you.
- d-mannose promotes bladder and urinary tract health
- quercetin can protect against the development of certain cancers, such as breast and colon
- used aromatherapeutically as an aphrodisiac and to relieve depression and anxiety
- unfermented & uncured tea; some of the most potent for anti-cancer properties of all teas, according to WebMD
- steamed leaf tea; high in antioxidants and may promote weight loss and brain function
In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to boil. Remove from heat and add 4 jasmine tea bags*. Steep for 3 minutes, and then remove bags. Add 3 cups of ice to the pot to chill the tea.
When the tea is chilled, add 1 quart unsweetened cranberry juice. Stir to combine and serve over ice.
Sweeten one cup at a time, if desired, with honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup. Alternatively, dissolve a larger quantity of sweetener in 1 cup of heated brewed tea and stir into entire batch.
(makes about 10 cups)
*Jasmine Green Tea can be found in just about any store these days, but if the potency of Green Tea doesn’t sit well with you (as is the case for 2 AOC members who get headaches from Green Tea), we love Spicely Organics Jasmine White Tea for this recipe.