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A New Twist on Iced Green Tea

I love iced green tea, and most of the time it’s what I drink on long, hot summer days. Every once in a while I get a hankering for something a little sweeter, and that is why I always have a couple quarts of iced green tea half-and-half in my refrigerator. Half green tea and half lemonade, also know as Iced Green Tea Lemonade!

Crystal Lite Iced Green Tea Lemonade

My iced green tea lemonade half-and-half has evolved over the years, and it is not truly half and half. In fact, it is more like 3/4 iced green tea and 1/4 lemonade. Here is how you can prepare it: I make my half-and-half with two ingredients. I use Yamamotoyama Sencha Green Tea bags to brew the green tea and Crystal Light Pure Lemonade mix for the lemonade portion of my half-and-half.

 

I use Crystal Light Pure Lemonade because it is made with sugar and Truvia and only has 15 calories per packet.  Because I use two packets, there are only 30 calories in my three quarts of iced green tea lemonade half-and-half. Now you have a great iced green tea lemonade half-and-half!

 

 

Yamamotoyama Sencha Iced Green Tea Lemonade

I use Yamamotoyama Green Tea bags because they are individually foil-wrapped and have a strong but not overpowering green tea flavor. The resulting iced green tea lemonade half-and-half has a hint of vegetative green tea flavor, a subtle lemon flavor, and just the right amount of sweetness. It is light and refreshing, and after years of experimenting, is my favorite iced green tea half-and-half.

This recipe is courtesy from the folks at iced-greentea.com.

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Ingredients

3 qts filtered water

2 packets of Crystal Light Pure Lemonade

6 bags Yamamotoyama Green Tea

1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

1

Fill a three (3) quart container with filtered water.

2

Pour about 1/4 of the container into another container/glass/bowl.

3

Heat the remaining water on the stove to a temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit.

4

While the mixture is heating, take two (2) packets of Crystal Light Pure Lemonade and mix them into the water you poured off in step 2.

5

Once the water is heated, steep six bags of Yamamotoyama Green Tea in the heated water for three (3) minutes.

6

Once steeped, return the tea and the lemonade to the three-quart container.

7

I then add a little lemon juice for added flavor.

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