Monday, July 28, 2008

Nashville Fruit Tea

Fruit Tea is quite a hit in Nashville especially during the "tea season" of honoring brides to be, graduates, etc.

I'm posting a couple of recipes for it, let me know which one works for you.  ~ jan

4 tea bags
1 cup sugar
12 ounces pineapple frozen concentrate
1//4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 ounces orange juice, from frozen concentrate
9 cups water

Steep 4 family size tea bags in 1 qt water (get to boiling point). Let stand 5 minutes. Remove bags. Add sugar, lemonade, orange juice, and water. Makes 1 gal.

Note:  I made this and it tastes EXACTLY like HRH Dumplin Fruit Tea.  - be sure and steep the tea bags in 1 quart of water - Then ADD AN ADDITIONAL 9 CUPS OF WATER when you mix it all together.  It keeps several days in the fridge - it's a great recipe!  I'm going to make it with Splenda next time to cut down the calories.

~ jan



3 cups boiling water

3 family-size tea bags

1 cup sugar (less if you do not like it as sweet)

4 cups cold water

1 cup orange juice

1 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup lemon juice

Pour 3 cups of boiling water over tea bags. Cover and steep five minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.

Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in four cups cold water and juices. Serve over ice.

Makes 2 quarts, about 10 servings.

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