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Almond Tea

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
Yield 3 quarts

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.