Iced Tea For a Crowd
4-5 family sized tea bags
1 gallon (16 cups) hot water
2 - 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 - 1/2 cups orange juice
1 - (1liter) bottle ginger ale
Sprigs of fresh mint for garnish, optional
In a large, tall pan put in very hot water and the tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Then, add sugar, stir well after removing tea bags. Next, add lemon juice, orange juice and ginger ale, stir. Chill after putting in clean jars with lids. Or place pan in large cooler, put on the bottom and add ice all around the pan. For those that like their tea stronger, add one more tea bag, especially if you are going to add ice to the tea. This is a different tasting tea and very refreshing.
Helpful Health Benefits
Apple - Good source of Vitamin C, Pectin, Lutein and Boron.
Almond - Calcium, iron, Vitamin E and Riboflin.
Apricot - Vitamin A, BetaCarotene and Vitamin C, Fiber and Potassium.
Banana - Vitamin B-6, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin C. and Managanese.
The natural sugar in bananas makes them a great energy source and a sweet snack, calms the stomach, protects against acid and may help the normal function of the heart.
Broccoli - One of the best vegetables we can eat: Vitamin K and C Vitamin A and Folate. Any green vegetables have more nutients.
Cabbage - Vitamin K & C and Manganese. May reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.
Carrot - Vitamin A, Fiber, Vitamin C, B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, B3, B6, Potassium and is low in calories.
Important to eye health and gums, teeth, bones and blood vessels.
Garlic - Garlic is a member of the lily family, which also includes the onion. It has, through the years, been credited for health and healing qualities. Cholesterol regulating, lower blood pressure, retard growth of certain bacteria, reduce risk of certain cancers and help in circulation.
11 Kings 2:9 Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee. Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
2:10 Thou hast asked a hard thing; nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee, but if not, it shall not be so.