Bee Cool Lilikoi Tea
Featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on March 19, 2014.
6 cups hot water
6 bags of green tea
1/4 cup raw sugar or to taste
1/2 cup of local honey or to taste
2 cups fresh lilikoi pulp
1/2 bunch fresh mint, lightly bruised
In a large heat-resistant pitcher, pour water over tea bags and steep for 5-10 minutes (steep longer for a stronger tea). Remove tea bags. While the water is still warm, add sugar, honey, lilikoi pulp, and lime; stir to dissolve. For a sweeter tea add additional honey or sugar to taste. Let the drink cool to room temperature, add mint and refrigerate. Let chill for 2 hours. Serve over ice. Makes 6 servings.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
170 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol,25 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g sugar, 1 g protein