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This recipe for Iced Tea Punch or what we call Texas Tea punch is a wonderful, fresh recipe to have in your collection for a luncheon or party. I love its bright red color, hint of mint, and the sweet and sour combo of lemonade and pineapple.
This is my favorite go-to non-alcoholic beverage to make for a luncheon or gathering. Plus you can make it ahead! Add a splash of flavored vodka to make it an adult beverage!
If you love the bright and beautiful colors of this Texas Tea, then you will love my brand new Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail, this Homemade Hibiscus Simple Syrup Recipe, or this Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe.
I’ve seen this recipe in several Junior League and church cookbooks, you know the kind, the ones where you can guarantee it will be delicious and not too difficult!! I love those!
So the next time you are hosting a party, Easter, Mother’s day or any other party; make up some of this reduced sugar sweet tea, trust me, it’s sweet enough! A perfect recipe for tea punch!
Ingredients for Tea Punch
- Sugar & Water | You will make a very basic simple syrup recipe.
- Tazo Passion Tea Bags | or your other favorite fruity, herbal tea.
- Black Tea | use regular or decaf depending on your crowd.
- Fresh Mint | I love using fresh mint in this recipe, adds such great flavor!
- Lemonade Concentrate | Just a bit adds great citrus flavor!
- Pineapple Juice | this sweet, yet tart flavor compliments the tea punch recipe perfectly
How to make Iced Tea Punch
Start by bringing your water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, whisking to dissolve sugar; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place 4 sprigs of fresh mint into the hot sugar water; if you want it even less sweet, reduce your sugar by half, or remove sugar all-together!
Get your tea bags ready; 1 family size tea bag = 4 regular sized tea bags.
Add tea bags.
TIP | Making it for the evening? Replace the black tea with decaf black tea.
Add the herbal berry tea bags (I love Tazo’s Passion tea), Blueberry or any berry tea works well.
Stir to combine and allow to steep (stand) for 5 minutes. Using a fine-mesh strainer, just scoop out tea bags and mint and discard.
Add pineapple juice…
And thawed lemonade concentrate…
Stir well and chill. Makes about 1 gallon.
Serve chilled over ice (or in a large pitcher or beverage server) with a lemon slice and a sprig of mint as a garnish (optional).
TIP | Make into an adult beverage by adding 1 oz of vodka (try Deep Eddy’s Grapefruit or Lemon infused Vodka–YUM!), simply pour Texas Tea over the top and you have a lovely cocktail. Imbibe responsibly!
Christmas or Holiday Texas Tea!
The cheery, red color alone makes it ideal for the holidays, but if you’d like, swap out the pineapple juice for cranberry juice!
Enjoy this drink recipe? Give these a try!
- Passion Iced Tea
- Cherry Bomb
- Frozen Lemonade
- Cherry Clementine Smoothie
- Easy Blueberry Limeade Drink
- How to Make a Homemade Strawberry Refresher
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Texas Tea Punch Recipe (Southern Sweet Tea)
- 1/2 cup sugar, or cut in half, or even omit; I use all natural cane sugar
- 3 quarts filtered water, that’s 12 cups
- 3 Tazo Passion tea bags, other herbal fruity teas may be substituted
- 8 Black Tea bags, substitute with 2 family sized tea bags, decaf may be used
- 4 sprigs of mint
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 6 oz can frozen lemonade, thawed (I can never find 6 oz, buy 12 oz and freeze leftovers)
- Ice, lemon slices and mint sprigs for serving (optional)
- Bring the sugar (optional) and water to a boil, whisking to combine until sugar is dissolved. Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat. If not using sugar, just bring to boil.
- Add mint sprigs, herbal berry tea bags, black tea bags. Cover and let steep/stand for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and mint from tea using a sieve. Add lemonade concentrate and pineapple juice. Stir and chill.
- Serve over ice, garnish with a lemon slice and a mint sprig.
✱ Kathleen’s Tips
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Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.