GREEN TEA PITCHER PUNCH

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

My only regret with this recipe is that I only made one recipe instead of doubling or tripling the recipe. This recipe is so cool & refreshing & very tasty, especially when it is very hot outside. This recipe came from a book titled HOMTOWN RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. But with this recipe there is no need to wait for a holiday, it is great year round.

It does require a bit more effort than your regular pitcher of tea, but it is worth every bit of your efforts. I will certainly be doubling or perhaps even tripling this recipe next time. The glass that you see is all that was left. We Loved it


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Serves:

Makes about 8 gasses or more depending on portions used per glass

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
green tea bags
4 large
lemons
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extact or vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp
almond extact
dash of salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pour 2 cups boiling water over tea bags in a glass container. Steep for20 minutes.
2
Squeeze juice from lemons, reserving the juice and the rinds.
3
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium size sauce pan. Add in the sugar and lemon rinds, stir until sugar dissolves.
4
Place over medium high heat and simmer until mixture becomes slightly thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes , might take longer depending on how high the heat is. Then remove from heat and discard lemon rinds. Allow to cool.
5
Squeeze the tea bags and remove from glass container. Combine the LEMON SUGAR SYRUP & TEA IN A LARGE BOWL AND STRAIN. I CHOSE NOT TO STRAIN MINE.
6
Now strain the RESERVED LEMON JUICE, I CHOSE NOT TO STRAIN, BUT REMOVED THE SEEDS, and kept the pulp. Now add the tea mixture, along with the vanilla and almond extract & salt. Mix well and refrigerate.
7
To serve, Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mixture over ice in a glass, and top with 1/2 cup of water. Stir, Garnish glass with a lemon slice or wedge and mint leaf if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American