Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
A spectacular garden summer treat that is very healthy and delicious. Blackberries are preferred, but you can use any typ berries. Using honey keeps it clean eating, but you can opt for sugar or Splenda if you prefer.
- 4 tea bags (Lipton preferred)
- 6 lemon balm leaves, whole (plus more for garnish, or mint)
- 1⁄2 cup honey, to taste
- 6 ounces fresh blackberries (plus more for garnish)
- In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water. Remove from heat, tear the mint leaves in half and add to the pitcher along with the tea bags. Stir gently, cover and let steep about 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, Puree blackberries in a blender or food processor, strain into a 2 quart pitcher (discarding pulp and seeds). Strain the water into the pitcher, discarding tea bags and mint. Add in honey, tasting and adjusting to your desired sweetness. Top with cold water to fill, stirring to incorporate.
- Chill for at least 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. Serve over ice and garnish with a mint leaf and some blackberries.
I enjoyed this recipe as I'm an avid iced tea drinker of various flavors. I love blackberries so I knew I would love this. I would just cut down on the mint next time as it was a little too strong for my taste. Thank you for sharing!
I scaled the tea down a little, used more mint from the garden and frozen blackberries. It was really different and I enjoyed it by itself, and also with some lemon and lime juice added. Thanks!
i used raspberries and mint . it is helping with the really hot days . good tea