Amanda Brecht Recipe

Aunt Fely's Fruit Tea

By Amanda Brecht amandabrecht


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Amanda's Story

This is my Aunt Felyscia's fabulous fruit tea recipe that has become one of my absolute favorites and a must-have whenever we go to visit in Tennessee. This is a true Southern tea, and it's truly delicious! I have always disliked tea and would never drink it, but this is my one exception...and I usually go through a pitcher all on my own!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Quick and easy, these simple ingredients combine into a refreshing delight of a drink!

Ingredients

1/2 c
instant tea; i use unsweetened lipton instant tea
3/4 c
instant lemonade; i use country time instant lemonade mix as that is what my aunt fely prefers to use
2 c
sugar
1 c
white grape juice
1 gal
water

Directions Step-By-Step

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Stir the DRY ingredients together in a pitcher. This means that you will take ½ cup of the Lipton Instant Tea (or whichever brand you prefer to use), ¾ cup of the Country Time Instant Lemonade Mix (or whichever brand you prefer to use), and the 2 cups of sugar and dump them into the bottom of an empty pitcher. Once you have dumped them into the pitcher, stir them together so that they are well combined. Do this before you add any liquids.
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After stirring together the dry ingredients, add the 1 cup of white grape juice to the dry ingredients and stir together. You should now have the tea, lemonade, sugar, and white grape juice mixed together in a pitcher.
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Add one gallon of water to the mixture and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #tea, #juice, #fruit tea


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Kip Evans sighjustme
Jul 24, 2014
I love this tea! However, after I made it according to the directions and tasted it, it had waaay too much sugar in it for my taste...so I now make it with 1/2 to 3/4 cups of sugar per gallon. I also couldn't find just plain old white grape juice. I found some with peach in it, and I LOVE this in the tea!! It give a hint of peach flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Janet Cooke lateforthetrain
Jul 3, 2014
Made a batch of this tea and took it to work. Made a big hit! Everyone raved about it.
Great way to bring folks together.
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Amanda Brecht amandabrecht
Jul 3, 2014
Thank you, Rose!
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Rose Selvar potrose
Jul 3, 2014
I tried this recipe a long time ago. It is excellent as is. Love it. I for one am glad that you posted it, Amanda. 7/3/14
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Marilyn K Demas MarilynK123
Jun 26, 2014
Joyce,
If I were to make a guess on why it's so sweet I'd say using that much sugar with the Countrytime lemonade is the reason. I have a very old recipe that says to boil 3 lemons [cut in half] and three Lipton tea bags and let steep until cool. Then discard the lemons and tea bags, add 2 cups of sugar and fill a pitcher of water. Put ice cubes in glasses. I've made this and it too is delicious. I suspect one could use either sugar or Countrytime in this recipe, not both, and be quite happy. And, I do want to try this with the white grape juice. Sounds interesting