This recipe comes from the June 2009 Best Recipes cookbooklet, Summer Salads & Sandwiches. Preparation time includes neither the time needed for brewed tea to cool nor the time needed for the fruited tea to chill.
- Pour boiling water over the tea bags, then cover & brew for 5 minutes. Squeeze the excess tea from the bags, then pour into a large pitcher. Stir in the sugar & let cool.
- EXCEPT for the club soda, add remaining ingredients to the tea & chill at least 2 hours.
- Just before serving, add club soda, then pour into ice-filled glasses.
Made this mid-day Saturday with Luzianne tea bags (only three since they were the family sized bags) and made in my iced tea maker using splenda brown sugar blend (my iced tea maker has a spot for the sugar to make sweet teas) then chilled for about four hours and after a long day of yard work enjoyed this on our pack patio! We will make this again, particularly for backyrad grill-outs! Thanks for posting! Made for PRMR tag!
I used green tea with red antioxidants, so it turned out quite red. I enjoyed the nice flavor. Great cooler in this summer heat! Thanks! Made for PRMR game.
Very nice iced tea. I made as instructed (green tea and purple grape juice) with only a slight reduction in the amount of brown sugar (about 1/3 cup rather than 1/2) simply because I frequently drink my tea unsweetened and felt that the grape juice and fruit would offer plenty of sweetness for my taste. I may reduce even more next time around ....but the depth and body lent by the brown sugar and the dark grape juice makes this tea special, so I would certainly not omit it. As I am the only tea drinker in my home, I also refrained from adding the club soda to the entire pitcher and have simply been splashing it in with each glass I pour myself. Lovely! Thank you for sharing.