Sweet Tea Punch

Makes one galloon


4 family-sized tea bags
A handful of mint sprigs
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste
1 12-ounce can frozen citrus blend juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond extract
Orange slices for garnish (optional)



Please the tea bags, mint sprigs, and sugar in a gallon pickle jar or container.  Pour 7 cups of boiling water over and stir gently to agitate the sugar.
Leave to steep for 10 to 15 minutes until you have a very dark amber brew.
Discard the tea bags and mint.
Add the juice concentrate and stir well.
Leave to cool slightly about 20 minutes then fill the container to the top with cold water.
Stir in the extracts and taste for sweetness, adding sugar and orange slices, if desired.

This tea will keep covered on the counter or in the fridge for a few days.  Stir well before serving over ice.