Concentrate for Refreshing Tea, Iced or Hot

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“For a refreshing pick-me-up that is thirst quenching and not too sweet, you will have a 2 qt pitcher of concentrate, in the fridge, ready for use. A very flexible recipe to fine-tune to any taste, and this is my version. Ahem, I created this all by myself. Use every herbal tea you've got in the house or have been wanting to try out. Not to worry - the flavours all blend beautifully! I haven't tried adding alcohol but I'll bet most will blend in nicely.”
2 qts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sugar & lemon juice in a sauce pan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring a little to ensure the sugar is well dissolved. Once it has cooled a bit, pour it into the 2 qt pitcher. Unless you have a container large enough, I make the Orange Pekoe tea in my tea pot, and the herbal teas in a one qt heat proof container. Cover both and let steep.
  2. By the time the teas have cooled somewhat and are a nice deep colour, you can now add them to the pitcher. Stir so that you don't have a little layer of sugar settling on the bottom, and VOILA! This is the basic recipe.
  3. Now you can stir in whatever undiluted juice concentrates you like. To serve, fill one THIRD of a glass with the tea concentrate, add about 3 or 4 ice cubes, and top it off with water. Stir. Serve with a straw.
  4. Ginger ale can replace half the water if you want fizz.

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