Blackberry Mint Iced Tea

Annamaria Settanni McDonald


I love to drink Ice Tea. Also What I love is that I can make a decaf and unsweetened version of this recipe at home. The perfect complement to a lazy warm Spring Day or Summer Afternoon in the backyard or deck.. Great to serve at BBQ's! But honestly I drink Iced Tea all year round. When I first tasted the flavors of Blackberry Mint Iced Tea at Macaroni Grill I was hooked and decided unlike their syrup flavoring, I'd use fresh fruit. Sometimes I omit the mint and just have a fruity Iced Tea. I prefer using Lipton's tea packets as my starter. You can also omit the sugar and use a sugar substitute instead in your Iced Tea upon serving. The picture just came in from a box of blackberries I just bought!

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Makes 2 Quarts


45 Min


15 Min


lipton's black tea bags or decaf tea bags
3 c
fresh or frozen blackberries or raspberries
1 1/2 c
sugar (or more to taste) (or leave it unsweetened if you prefer to use sugar substitute)
4 qt
boiling water
3 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
fresh mint and berries to garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring water to a boil and stir in sugar to dissolve.
Remove from the heat and add berries, tea bags and lemon juice. Cover and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain; discard berries and tea bags.
Transfer tea to a pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a fresh berry or two.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy