Unsweetened Raspberry Iced Tea

"Here's a refreshing and easy iced tea for your summer enjoyment. The flavor of this iced tea is mainly black tea with a light raspberry flavor. Sugar-free and all-natural--how could you go wrong? :)"
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Ready In:
1 Gallon


  • 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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