4 cups boiling water
4 orange pekoe or English breakfast tea bags
¼ 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.
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.