For a subtle spice flavor add 1 cinnamon stick to the boiling water along with the tea bags. Discard the cinnamon stick along with the tea bags.
4 cups boiling water
4 orange pekoe or English breakfast tea bags
1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute*
1 cup tart cherry juice (2 tbl. cherry juice concentrate plus 7 ounces water)
Add tea bags to boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Discard tea bags; stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in cherry juice. Chill at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Pour over ice in tall glasses. Makes 4 servings.
*Note: Follow package directions on sugar substitute, using suggested amounts to replace ¼ cup sugar.
Nutrition Information per serving: 84 calories, 0 g total fat, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 15 mg sodium. Daily Values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron
Nutrition Information per serving with sugar substitute: 74 calories, 0 g total fat, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 15 mg sodium. Daily Values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron