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Summertime Tea

 Summertime Tea
You can’t have a summer gathering around here without this sweet tea to cool you down. It’s wonderful for sipping while basking by the pool.—Angela Lively, Baxter, Tennessee
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 14 cups water, divided
  • 6 individual black tea bags
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 cup thawed frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 cup tequila, optional
  • Fresh mint leaves and lemon or lime slices, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Remove from the
  • heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard tea
  • bags.
  • Stir in the sugar, concentrates and remaining water. Add tequila if
  • desired. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with mint and lemon if
  • desired. Yield: 18 servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (calculated without tequila) equals 102 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.