Blackberry Iced Tea

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I haven't tried this one yet. Posting for future use. Adapted from Southern Living.

Top Review by JenSmith

As is, I thought this recipe was a BIT too sweet and strong. I prefer a less sweet, weaker tea. It was easy, though, and I used the recipe to make Blackberry-Sage Tea and Raspberry tea. I followed the recipe, then placed the tea into a cider jug and diluted it with water by about 3 times. This freezes beautifully, so now I can just make up some berry tea when I have time, freeze it, then thaw it when I am in the mood for something a bit more special than plain iced tea. Thank you, thank you for the lovely idea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the blackberries and sugar to a large container; stir to combine.
  2. Crush the blackberries with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in mint and baking soda; stir to combine; set aside.
  4. Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and let stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Discard tea bags.
  6. Pour tea over blackberry mixture; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  7. Pour tea mixture through a wire mesh strainer into a large pitcher; discard solids.
  8. Add in 2 1/2 cups cold water; stir until sugar dissolves.
  9. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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