Unsweetened Raspberry Iced Tea
photo by MarthaStewartWanabe
- Ready In:
- 2 cups water, boiling
- 2 family-size tea bags or 10 individual black tea bags
- 2 -3 individual red raspberry tea bags (use 3 bags if you prefer a stronger raspberry flavor)
- 10 -12 cups cold water
- ice cube
- In a tea kettle or small saucepan, boil water.
- Place tea bags into a glass 2-cup measuring cup. Carefully pour boiling water over the tea bags until the water reaches the 2-cup line. Steep for 15-30 minutes.
- Carefully remove tea bags, allowing excess tea liquid to drip off. If you like, gently squeeze the bunch of tea bags, but be careful because they will still be hot.
- If using a measuring cup or heat-resistant container, pour tea concentrate into a 1-gallon pitcher (4 quarts).
- Pour in 12 cups cold water and stir gently.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Pour into glasses filled 1/4-full of ice and enjoy!
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