Spiced Vanilla & Orange Chai Iced Tea Mocktail
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Additional time: 2 hours
- 4 ½ cups Water (divided)
- 4 Vanilla Chai Tea Bags
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup low carb sweetener – Swerve or Stevia
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks (plus extra for garnish)
- 1 can Sprouts Orange Sparkling Water
- 1 Orange, juiced *special occasion ingredient, use sparingly
SERVING SIZE: 1 glass, yields 4 servings
Step 1: Heat the 4 cups of water up to a boil. Remove from the heat and steep the 4 tea bags into the 4 cups of water and allow them to rest there for 10-15 minutes. Remove the bags and discard and allow the tea to chill through by placing it to cool in the fridge.
Step 2: To make the cinnamon simple syrup, heat the remaining ½ cup of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the sweetener and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and steep the two cinnamon sticks and allow it to rest and cool on the stove top while the tea chills in the fridge.
Step 3: To assemble your drink, in a large pitcher, combine the tea, the cinnamon simple syrup, and the juice of one orange. Stir until well dissolved. Pour ice into a glass, fill with the tea mixture about 3/4th of the way and top off with the orange sparkling water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice if desired.
Recipe compliments of bonappeteach.com