A refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Add club soda and some rum for an adult-only version! Great to make up a few batches ahead of time and keep in the fridge for large gatherings. It goes quickly! Garnish punch bowl with mint, lemon, and lime slices if desired.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs 15 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place tea bags and mint sprigs in a large heat-proof measuring cup. Pour boiling water over tea bag mixture and cover measuring cup with a small plate. Steep tea until desired strength is reached, 15 to 20 minutes. Pour steeped tea through a strainer into a large mason jar, squeezing excess liquid from tea bags. Discard mint and tea bags.

  • Stir sugar into tea until dissolved; add lemon juice, lime juice, and vanilla extract. Stir cold water into tea mixture. Place lid on the jar and refrigerate until completely chilled, 2 hours to overnight.

  • Fill a punch bowl or drink dispenser with ice and add tea.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this drink! I only used 3 lemons and 3 limes. I didn't want it to be too tart and I am glad I did. Also I used green tea. It's very refreshing and smells so good too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this MANY times for large groups. It's a huge hit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Interesting taste. I believe this will be popular with the adults since it's not overly sweet. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Refreshing tea with a bit of tartness and not overly sweet. Would make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was way too minty for my taste. maybe my mint sprigs were larger than average. I am going to add more limes in an attempt to fix it. Read More