Miss Angie’s Almond Sweet Tea ((aka Ladies’ Party Punch))

Finally, the perfect accessory to your ladies’ lunches, weekend brunches, showers, parties and tea parties! Yes, with the discovery of this Sweet Almond Tea, the search for the ‘perfect party punch” is over!

I have been looking for a special punch type of drink perfect for serving at showers, anniversary parties and church lady brunches. I want something fancy AND refreshing ((oh, and non-alcoholic)).

That sounds like a simple thing to find but if you cut out all ice cream punches ((something I personally think is gag, sorry if you love it)) & all berry/Sprite punches, then there is really nothing out there.

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About two years ago, my dear friend Angie ((Gracie calls her Miss Angie)) served this tea for a ladies lunch. After the first sip, I was daydreaming about sticking a straw in the pitcher and claiming the whole thing for myself.

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This week, I had the treat of getting Angie to make this tea again ((at my home)), while I snapped photos. She literally had it ready in 7 minutes, while chatting! So easy & delicious = winner!

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This punch-tea has a few simple ingredients & two ingredient surprises:

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  • sweetened lemon instant tea mix ((sweetened with sugar or artificially – whichever you prefer))
  • sugar ((or Splenda, agave or Truvia))
  • boiling water
  • frozen lemonade concentrate
  • cold water
  • almond & vanilla extracts ((I never thought of doing anything but baking with vanilla and almond extract! This kind of blew my brain!))
  • ice

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Thank you, Miss Angie, for sharing the perfect ((long-awaited)) party punch! Now, I must find an excuse to have some lady time so I can show off this recipe!!

Oh, and if you need a yummy brunch recipe to go with this punch, you MUST try my most popular recipe ((viewed over 40,000 times!!!!!)): Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding. It will be like peas and carrots … you know -perfect together!

Sweet Almond Tea ((Punch))
Serves 10
This drink is simple but fancy! Sweet, lemony and made extra yummy with a splash of vanilla and almond extracts. I think I have found the perfect party punch!
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Prep Time
7 min
Prep Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 t sweetened instant lemon tea powder*
  2. 1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate
  3. 1 c sugar (or sugar substitute**)
  4. 2 c boiling water
  5. 10 c cold water
  6. 3-5 t vanilla extract***
  7. 3-5 t almond extract***
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, combine tea mix, lemonade concentrate, sugar and boiling water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cold water and extracts, stir to combine. Serve over crushed ice or chill and serve.
Notes
  1. *Angie says add more tea to taste if you want. You could even use brewed lemon tea and adjust the sweetness to taste.
  2. **Truvia, splenda and agave will work too. Angie used Truvia and is was tasty!
  3. ***If you prefer one flavor over another, feel free to use one extract instead of both (just double the amount of the single extract).
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7 Comments

  1. Jodi says:

    This looks delicious and I really want to try it, but I have had no luck finding unsweetened lemon ice tea powder. I have found lemon mix that is “sweetened” or “diet” (with aspartame), but the unsweetened version eludes me. The one you have pictured looks like a Walmart version, but they don’t show it online. Can you make a suggestion?

  2. Lis says:

    3-5 Tablespoons of each extract? Is that correct or is it a typo and supposed to be teaspoons? In Tablespoons that’s an awful lot of extract even for 12 Cups of liquid. Especially if you’re using PURE extracts which are much stronger than imitation extracts. That’s just a crazy amount of extract!

    • Emily says:

      I can’t believe I missed that in my proofing!! Truthfully, I was certain you must have mis-read the recipe. Drat, it was my error!! Thank you for notifying me, I made the adjustment. 🙂

      • Lis says:

        Oh good! I’m so relieved that was a typo! I can’t wait to try this recipe as I love tea and almond is one of my most favorite flavorings!

        • Emily says:

          Haha – yes, tablespoons would be overkill for sure. Thanks again for catching it and asking. Almond is one of my favorites too – you have to try the almond sheet cake recipe I discovered at a church potluck a few years ago! Here is the link http://wp.me/p4qy3k-118
          It has becmoe our family’s favorite!

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