Blackberry Iced Tea With Cinnamon and Ginger

"Any fruit flavored herbal tea bags would work in this. Prep time includes chilling. DO NOT USE BLACK TEA! Herbal tea only. (thanks, Ladypit, for this warning!)"
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  • Heat water in a large saucepan to just before boiling. Add tea bags, cinnamon sticks and ginger.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.
  • Add cranberry juice and sweetener to taste. Strain tea into a pitcher. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Freeze glasses prior to serving. Pour tea over crushed ice and serve garnished with cinnamon sticks.

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  1. gailanng
    Where I live, we have four seasons: almost summer, summer, deep summer and just this side of hell. Refreshing!
  2. Engrossed
    This is a WONDERFUL REFRESHING drink! I used two 1 quart Bigelow red raspberry tea bags. I strained it before adding the juice and Splenda. I used 15 packets of Splenda for a nice sweet flavor. The tea was the dominent flavor with undertones of everything else. I think next time I'll boil the cinnamon sticks and ginger for 10 minutes, turn off the heat and then add the tea bags.
  3. Ivansocal
    really loved the hints of cinnamon and the tartness from the cranberry and blackberry! So refreshing!
  4. Lucky in Bayview
    This really hit the spot today. So refreshing! All the flavors compliment each other so well. As another reviewer suggested, I think I'll boil the cinnamon and ginger a little while next time, just to get a little more flavor out of each.I didn't have any blackberry tea, so I used mixed berry zinger and didn't use any sweetener, the juice was sweet enough. Thanks for posting this recipe, I'll be making it again.
  5. scottsdalejulie
    Everone loved, loved, loved it. Had to give our recipe. I couldn't find Blackberry tea, so I used blueberry. Turned out just fantastic. Great for summer dinner drink.


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