Sugar and Spice Green Tea

green tea 


  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 6 whole cloves, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oranges cut in half


  1. Pour boiling water over tea in heatproof container.
  2. Add cloves and cinnamon. Cover and let steep 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and strain tea to remove cloves.
  4. Stir sugar, orange juice and lemon juice into tea. Serve hot with orange slice in each cup.


4 servings


Ghosh, Kris. Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook, 2002.

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  • Nutrition Tip

    Green tea has been a popular beverage in China and Japan for centuries and may be one of the reasons why these countries have lower rates of certain cancers.

    The most active ingredient in green tea appears to be Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which may possess anti-cancer characteristics.

    EGCG has been shown to be a more potent antioxidant than vitamin C. It helps the liver to get rid of cancer-causing substances rapidly. It also enhances the actions of cancer drugs, such as doxorubicin.

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