Garden Tea Punch


Try different mint flavors, such as spearmint, apple, orange, and peppermint, in this fizzy fruit and tea punch.

garden tea punch
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
6 cups


  • 1 cup water

  • cup sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 cup strong brewed tea

  • ½ 1 bottle club soda, chilled

  • Fresh mint leaves or rose, calendula, or pansy petals (optional)

  • Ice cubes


  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 (per serving)

42 Calories
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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