Now you can’t have a complete summer without the right drinks.  I love tea of any kind and especially love iced tea.  One of the favorite teas in the South is Fruit Tea, sometimes called Tea Punch.  It is sweet, fruity and perfect on a hot summer day!


  • Tea bags for 2 gallons tea
  • 1 1/2 quarts boiling water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 48 ounce can pineapple juice
  • 12 ounce can frozen orange juice
  • 12 ounce can frozen lemonade

What’s Next:

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.

Now, glass in hand, I’m headed to my front porch for a bit of reading and enjoying lazy, Saturday afternoon. . .