A Delightfully Different ICED TEA w/ CONCORD GRAPE JUICE


Very refreshing & cooling.  This tea also has the loveliest color when served in clear glasses.  Iced tea is very subjective so use this recipe as a guide.  You can make it stronger, weaker, without sugar, without lemon, with more sugar or lemon, with varying amounts of grapjuice….  Just don’t leave out the purple grape juice!

8 cups boiling water

1 cup granulated sugar

1 family-size tea bag

1 small tea bag

Juice of ½ lemon

4 to 8 T. unsweetened purple, Concord grape juice





Add boiling water to a pitcher.  Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved.  Add both teabags to the boiling water, and tie the teabag strings to the

handle of the pitcher for easy removal later.  Cover the pitcher, and allow to steep overnight or until completely cooled.  Remove & discard teabags.

Stir in the lemon juice and grape juice.  Cover & refrigerate.   Serve over ice cubes.  Yield: 2 quarts.

This was my maternal grandmother’s recipe for Iced Tea.  As I have told you earlier, she could not cook, but she definitely had her own set of recipes.

If you are interested in the rest of the story about her recipes, read my comment after my Old South Chicken Pie recipe

at www.magnoliacollectionrecipes.com

The old crock-type pitcher was also hers that I inherited.  For as long as I can remember, it was always filled with iced tea both in the summer & the

winter.  I would truly love to find some history on the pitcher with a date.  Any ideas?


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