Prepare a quart of your favorite green tea, but use at least 50% more leaf.
Let it steep at least 5 minutes before removing the leaves.
Add 1 cup pineapple juice or to taste.
It’s easy to use canned or bottled juice preparations for this recipe.
If you are using unsweetened pineapple juice, you may want to add 1 tablespoon of sweetener and the juice of one lemon to bring out the flavor.
You can also use mixed juices, but be careful of the added calories in commercially prepared “fruit drinks.”
Combine the juices, sweetener, and warm tea. If you are using granulated sugar, you may have to stir until it is dissolved.
Iced tea variations
Iced pineapple green tea works well with ginger.
You can add fresh ginger slices while the tea is steeping and remove them with the tea leaves, or crystallized ginger while the sugar is dissolving.
You can also use non-caloric sweeteners including stevia.
Serve over ice in tall glasses.
Garnish with fresh pineapple chunks or spears and a variety of selected mints.
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Native to the Americas and Caribbean, luscious pineapples mix well with iced green tea for a tropical summer cooler.
Pineapple is a healthy low calorie fruit to add to meals.
It contains an enzyme called bromelain which helps digest proteins.
A half cup will supply approximately 45% of the recommended Vitamin C intake for an adult.
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