Black Tea “Sangria”

We served wine and cocktails on Thanksgiving, but I wanted to be sure that we had a special non-alcoholic drink as well. Inspired by a “mocktail” that I came across recently, I created this Black Tea “Sangria” which uses chilled black tea in place of wine. It turned out quite well. Even though Thanksgiving is over, I thought that I would share this easy recipe because it could be served at any holiday party. It is very festive. Enjoy!

Black Tea Sangria

(approximate measurements)

6 c. cold water

4 black tea bags*

1/2 c. sugar

4 1/2  c. pomegranate juice**

2 1/2  c. orange juice

Orange, lemon, and/or apple slices

1. In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and cover with a lid. Allow tea to steep for about 15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar until completely dissolved. Allow to cool.

2. Pour cooled tea into a pitcher. Stir in fruit juices. Refrigerate for several hours to overnight. Add fruit slices an hour before serving and continue to chill. If desired, garnish with additional fruit when serving.

* I used black tea with cinnamon. If using plain black tea, one could add a cinnamon stick while it is steeping.

** If pure pomegranate juice is not available, a pomegranate juice blend, or even a cranberry juice blend, would also work well in this recipe.

15 responses to “Black Tea “Sangria”

  1. I love black tea and green tea with lemon! 🙂 My favorite forever! 🙂 I will try your combination, sounds tasty, thank you very much! 🙂

  2. Love this idea. I will make it for our Christmas Eve dinner guests. Thanks for sharing!

      • Laurie – I finally made this for a dinner party in January and it was the hugest hit. Everyone asked for the recipe. I used The Tea Spot’s Harvest Spice tea, which has a very heavy cinnamon flavor.

      • Thanks, I went and checked my pintrest and it hadn’t pinned when I used the share button. I just did it again using my “pin it” button I keep on my windows tool bar and it pinned fine this time. And not too dark! 🙂

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