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    • Snapple Iced Tea & Various Flavors

      Summer is on it's way & finding inexpensive drinks to cool your family can get expensive. Try our "Almost Snapple" tea recipe for a taste you'll recognize at a fraction of the cost.

      8 c. water
      3 Lipton tea bags
      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice


      Boil water, adding tea & allow to seep for at least an hour.
      Add remaining ingredients.


      Drink Cold.


      For Diet Lemon:
      12 - packets sweet n' low or equal
      1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp lemon juice


      For Orange:
      3/4 c. sugar
      1/3 c. lemon juice
      1/8 tsp. Orange extract


      For Strawberry:
      3/4 cup sugar
      1/3 + 1 Tbsp lemon juice
      1 tbsp. strawberry extract


      For Cranberry:
      3/4 cup sugar
      1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp lemon juice
      2 Tbsp Ocean spray cranberry juice-cocktail concentrate.
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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. CountryGrl21's Avatar
        I tried this with 2 different kinds of tea, Salada -which is what I had on hand and also lipton. It's funny, but it really does make a difference which brand of tea you use for the recipe.

        Kudos on a kick ass recipe that tastes fab.
      1. angelsvn24's Avatar
        we drink a lot of tea in our family, I am making some to go with our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for the younger ones who don't like it hot. Thanks for the recipe!
      1. angelsvn24's Avatar
        just had to say that I made this for thanksgiving and now as soon as it runs out I am asked to make more. I havent tried the flavors yet, but am going to experiment with peach tea when the tea bags go on sale.
      1. Xenaxahid's Avatar
        How long will this be good if I store in the fridge?
      1. Principality's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Xenaxahid View Post
        How long will this be good if I store in the fridge?
        I wonder this too, I guess they don't expect it to last long enough to worry about storage.
      1. TheBingeThinker's Avatar
        Yay! Snapple minus the "beetle juice." ( Snapple uses Cochineal Extract as a red food coloring in their products).

        The lemon juice should act as a preservative, plus the alcohol in the extract as well. I bet it would keep very well mixed if the sugar was omitted until ready to serve. I've made tea with boiling water, lemon and a little honey (in Snapple bottles, heh heh) and they re-sealed in fridge and kept up to 8 weeks actually.

        An alternative would be that you could make up your favorite Flavor Syrup separately in larger amounts, and the tea the night before. Then mix together before drinking. If the syrup was boiled, then in this case the high concentrations of sugar would also act as a preservative. (I'd add the extract last after it cooled)
      1. Irishcolleen's Avatar
        I wish you had a recipe for the Currant tea that Jason's Deli serves! It's to die for!

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