Monday, November 15, 2010

Almond Tea

Posted by Lori:

Last week at the Christmas Open House where I have a small little gift-item booth, a customer asked if we were serving Almond Tea.  I had never heard of Almond Tea, but she said it was great.  I searched for a recipe and found this one from Southern Living.  I made it last night (I only made 1/4 of a recipe.) and it's very, very good!  It says to chill it and drink it cold, but I liked it hot.  It's fruity, with a mild tea flavor, plus the subtle hint of vanilla and almond.  It's a perfect beverage for your up-coming holiday gatherings.

Almond Tea
12 cups water, divided
4 family-size tea bags
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnishes: lemon, lime, and orange slices

Bring 4 cups water to a boil: pour over tea bags. Cover and steep 10 minutes; discard tea bags.

Bring remaining 8 cups water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring constantly; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in tea, lemon juice, and extracts. Chill. Serve over ice; garnish, if desired.

Southern Living, OCTOBER 1997

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.

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1 comment:

Kristen said...

I have made this recipe several times (it's great for bridal and baby showers!) but never once thought to drink it hot. And I love hot tea!! Thank you for the idea :)

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