“Not loving your green tea? This recipe may change your mind. We start by boiling cranberries and mango slices with a bit of fresh ginger, and use that hot liquid to steep the tea bags. The fruity infusion and zing of ginger will definitely have you singing this tea’s praises.”


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 4 green tea bags
  • Desired sugar substitute to taste (see Tip) (optional)
  • Thin lemon slices


  • 1In a medium saucepan combine water, mango, cranberries and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
  • 2Remove tea bags and discard. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth, discarding solids. If desired, sweeten tea with desired sugar substitute and float a lemon slice in each cup. Serve tea immediately.