Valentine Day Tea Recipes: Purple Punch

All this week, we will be featuring recipes that use tea or go well with tea to help you prepare for Valentine’s Day. If you have kids and want to share the day with them as well as your valentine, this is a recipe the kids can make for their parents.  Kids will like doing this and will enjoy how it tastes.

This recipe for Purple Punch is for the early 1900s.  Beware that this recipe does use a lot of sugar.  When we made it, we used only ½ cup and kids still really liked it.  Also, these quantities make a lot of Purple Punch so just use less if you don’t want as much.

Purple Punch

• 1 cup grated of pineapple
• 1 quart 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 of grape juice

Cook 1 cup of grated pineapple with ½ quart of water for 15 minutes and then strain through cheesecloth. To this, add ½ quart 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 quarts water. Serve chilled.

This recipe is one of 50 you can get in the new tea ebook “Your Great Grandmother Made Better Tea: 50 Ice Tea, Tea Punch, Tea Dessert Recipes from 1890 to 1920,″ compliments of You can get the ebook in PDF, Kindle or ePub (for Nook and other readers) format.  Discover tea recipes that have been lost over time with a compilation of 50 tea recipes from 1890 to 1920.  Make interesting drinks, punch and desserts.

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