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Black Raspberry Iced Tea

Author Laura Doerr with Ways to my Heart

Servings 8 cups


8 1/2 cups water divided

5 tea bags

2/3 cup sugar

2 cups fresh raspberries

2 cups fresh blackberries

juice of 1 lemon


1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 6-8 minutes. Discard tea bags.

2. In a separate saucepan add the raspberries, blackberries, and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes stirring and mashing occasionally. Strain the mixture into a medium heat proof bowl. Discard the pulp and seeds.

3. In a pitcher combine the tea, berry juice, juice of 1 lemon, and an additional 4 cups of water. Stir, chill, and serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Make it a cocktail and mix with your favorite vodka.

Garnish with fresh berries or lemon wedges.

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