Summertime Tea

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


18 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2023
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


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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the sugar, concentrates and remaining 10 cups water. Add tequila if desired. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with mint and lemon, lime or orange slices if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without tequila): 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.