Bobber's Not Too Sweet Raspberry Ice Tea

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I LOVE raspberry iced tea when it's not too sweet... this is the result of my tweaking efforts during the summer of 2010... Enjoy! This recipe requires a clean 1 gallon non-reactive container for storage.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 tea bags (9 regular size or 3 family size hot brew tea bags, I prefer Lipton)
  • 1 cup sugar (heaping)
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 3 quarts cold water (or ice and water)
  • 38 cup raspberry flavored syrup (I use a brand named DaVinci)


  1. Boil 1 quart of water, remove from heat, add tea bags and steep for 20 minutes.
  2. While tea is steeping, place sugar in 1 gallon container.
  3. After steeping is complete, drain tea bags back into tea and discard bags.
  4. Add hot steeped tea to sugar in 1 gallon container and stir well (until all the sugar dissolves).
  5. Add about 3 quarts of cold/ice water to 1 gallon container, (leave a little room for the syrup) -- stir well.
  6. Last, add 3/8 cup raspberry syrup to entire mixture and stir well. (Adding the syrup to the 1 quart of concentrated hot tea earlier results in a slight bitterness I did not like).
  7. Place in refrigerator until well chilled, serve over ice -- Enjoy!