Time for tea to steep and chill: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Yield: 2 gallons
- 4 "family sized" tea bags (Luzianne, if you can get them)
- 1 1/2 quarts boiling water
- 2 cups sugar
- Fresh juice of 5 lemons
- Fresh juice of 5 oranges
- 1 20-ounce can pineapple tidbits in pineapple juice
- Additional cold water
- 1 sliced orange
Place the tea bags in a heat-resistant bowl or pitcher and pour the boiling water over them. Stir the sugar in until it dissolves; allow the tea to steep for an hour or two.
Remove the tea bags, then stir in the fresh lemon juice, orange juice, and the strained juice from the can of pineapple tidbits. Reserve the tidbits to garnish.
Rinse 2 gallon jugs in boiling water to sanitize them. Divide the fruit tea syrup between the two sanitized jugs; add enough additional cold water to fill the jugs completely. Place them in the refrigerator to chill.
To serve, place a few of the reserved pineapple tidbits, an orange slice, and a couple of ice cubes in glasses; fill with the sweet tea and enjoy.
Per Serving: Calories 77, Calories from Fat 1, Total Fat 0.1g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 2mg 0%, Total Carbohydrates 20.1g 7%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 17.8g. Protein 0.6g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 56%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%
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