Bobber's Not Too Sweet Raspberry Ice Tea

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 Gallon
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Boil 1 quart of water, remove from heat, add tea bags and steep for 20 minutes.
  • While tea is steeping, place sugar in 1 gallon container.
  • After steeping is complete, drain tea bags back into tea and discard bags.
  • Add hot steeped tea to sugar in 1 gallon container and stir well (until all the sugar dissolves).
  • Add about 3 quarts of cold/ice water to 1 gallon container, (leave a little room for the syrup) -- stir well.
  • 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).
  • Place in refrigerator until well chilled, serve over ice -- Enjoy!
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