By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

To prepare brewed tea, heat water to a simmer, remove from heat and add the tea. Generally, steep 1 teaspoon of tea per 1 cup of water. For this recipe, you can use brewed tea that has been cooled or instant tea.

Number of servings

Serves 1


    1 cup freshly brewed unsweetened tea, cooled
    2 tablespoons lime juice concentrate
    2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
    5 to 6 ice cubes
    Sugar substitute, to taste


In a blender, combine the ice tea, lime juice, mint leaves and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy. Add sugar substitute for desired sweetness.

Pour into a tall chilled glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Nutritional analysis per serving

  • Total fat 0 g
  • Calories 12
  • Protein 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Sodium 7 mg
May. 01, 2008