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Iced Grapefruit Mate Tea Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 12 bags mate tea
  • 1 Dash of simple syrup (optional)
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 whole grapefruit, chopped

Directions

Boil water, then turn off heat. Allow tea bags and grapefruit to steep 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, dissolve 1 part sugar into 1 part boiling water for simple syrup. Remove tea bags and pour tea into a gallon pitcher. Fill pitcher the rest of the way with cool water. Stir in no more than a tablespoon of simple syrup if the tea is too bitter. Chill 2-3 hours. Serve over ice.

Nutritional Facts
Servings3
Calories Per Serving26
Sugar6gN/A
Protein0.5g1.1%
Carbs7g2%
Vitamin A2µgN/A
Vitamin C26mg44%
Vitamin E0.1mg0.5%
Calcium17mg2%
Fiber0.9g3.5%
Folate (food)8µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)8µg2%
Magnesium10mg2%
Niacin (B3)0.2mg1.1%
Phosphorus6mg1%
Potassium121mg3%
Sodium10mgN/A