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posted: 6/19/2013 6:00 AM

Red Alert Iced Tea

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4 cups boiling water

4 orange pekoe or English breakfast tea bags

cup sugar or equivalent sugar substitute

1 cup tart cherry juice

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.

Serves four.

Cook's note: For a subtle spice flavor, add a cinnamon stick to the boiling water along with the tea bags. Discard the cinnamon stick along with the tea bags.

Nutrition values per serving: 84 calories, 0 fat, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein, 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium.

Nutrition values per serving with sugar substitute: 74 calories, 0 fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 0 protein, 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium.

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