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Garden Tea Punch

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 6 ounce Yield: About 6 cups
Prep 15 mins Stand 20 mins Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs
Garden Tea Punch
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  snipped fresh mint
  • 1/2  cup  orange juice
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 1  cup   strong brewed tea
  • 1/2 1  bottle  club soda, chilled
  •  Fresh mint leaves or rose, calendula, or pansy petals (optional)
  •  Ice cubes
Directions

1. In a large stainless-steel or nonreactive saucepan combine the water, sugar, and snipped mint. Bring to boiling; remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Place a sieve lined with 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth over a pitcher or small punch bowl. Strain mixture through the sieve; discard any solids.

2. Add tea, orange juice, and lemon juice to the mixture, stirring to mix. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Just before serving, slowly pour chilled club soda into mixture; stir gently. If desired, sprinkle with mint leaves. Serve punch over ice.

Nutrition Facts (Garden Tea Punch)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 42,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 11,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • sodium (mg) 15,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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