100-Year Old Tea Drink Kids Will Enjoy

Recently, we purchased a 100-year old book on tea. Inside the book was a drink recipe.  We made it and gave the drink to some neighborhood kids and they really enjoyed it.

The ingredients below are original.  Beware: it uses a lot of sugar.   But, we used a lot less sugar (½ cup) and kids still really liked it.  This version makes a lot of Purple Punch. Just use less of everything if you want less Purple Punch.  For this, we used Typhoo Tea.

Purple Punch

1 cup grated pineapple

2 pints of water

2 cups of sugar

½ cup prepared tea

juice of 3 oranges

juice of 3 lemons

2 ½ quarts of water

1 cup grape juice

Cook 1 cup of grated pineapple with 1 pint water for 15 minutes and then strain through cheesecloth. To this, add 1 pint of water and 2 cups of sugar which have been boiled 10 minutes. Also, add ½ cup of prepared tea, juice of 3 lemons, juice of 3 oranges and 1 cup of grape juice as well as 2 ½ qts water. Serve chilled.

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