GREEN TEA PITCHER PUNCH

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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

Rating:
★★★★☆ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make GREEN TEA PITCHER PUNCH

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pour 2 cups boiling water over tea bags in a glass container. Steep for20 minutes.
  • 2Squeeze juice from lemons, reserving the juice and the rinds.
  • 3Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium size sauce pan. Add in the sugar and lemon rinds, stir until sugar dissolves.
  • 4Place 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.
  • 5Squeeze 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.
  • 6Now 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.
  • 7To 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.

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About GREEN TEA PITCHER PUNCH

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