Here’s a great recipe I found on the Mayo Clinic’s website:
Herbal tea isn’t made from tea leaves. Instead, herbs, flowers or spices are steeped in water. Most herbal teas are caffeine-free.
6 cups water
12 blackberry herbal tea bags
8 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
Sugar substitute, to taste
Ice cubes, crushed
In a large saucepan, heat water to just before boiling. Add tea bags, 2 of the cinnamon sticks and ginger. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.
Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher. Add the juice and sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until very cold.
To serve, fill 6 tall, chilled glasses with crushed ice. Pour the tea over the top of the ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Sodium 0 mg
Total fat 0 g
Total carbohydrate 7 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg