In the south, most people LOVE their sweet tea. Well, this tea is a sweet one. I’d say a great combination between sweet tea and a fruity juice. It is much more than a glass of tea with lemon added to it. There’s a combination of pineapple, orange, and lemon all in one glass! It’s a great refresher on a hot summer day. I haven’t tried it, but I think this summer it would be great to partially freeze it and make a slushy out of it. It does make a lot at one time, 2 gallons, so go ahead and freeze the leftovers.
Southern Fruit Tea
Yield: 2 gallons
- Tea bags for 2 gallons tea
- 1 1/2 quarts boiling water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 (48 ounce) can pineapple juice
- 1 (12 ounce) can frozen orange juice
- 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade
Place tea bags in bowl or pitcher. Pour boiling water over tea bags. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve.
Let tea bags steep in sugar water several hours or overnight. Discard tea bags.
Pour tea into a large bowl. Add juices, stirring well. Pour equal amounts into two one-gallon jugs. Add water to each to fill jug.
Refrigerate. Shake well before serving.