blackberry & orange iced tea

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Baby Kato
from Beautiful Shore Country, NB

This pretty iced tea is bright and colorful, just perfect for serving to company. It is also refreshing, tart and fruity and very flavorful. Please note that 4 hour chilling time is not included in prep time.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For blackberry & orange iced tea

  • 3
    jasmine tea bags
  • 4
    water, cold
  • 1 1/4 c
    blackberries ( frozen or fresh)
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 - 1/3 c
    sugar, white (or to taste)
  • 1/2 c
    cup water, cold
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange juice, for rimming glass
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar, for rimming glass
  • 4
    orange slices ( garnish)
  • 4
    mint sprigs ( garnish)
  • 20
    ice cubes ( mixture of normal ice cubes, orange juice ice cubes and orange slice & blackberry ice cubes)

How To Make blackberry & orange iced tea

  • 1
    Ice Cubes - For flavored ice cubes - freeze orange juice in ice cube trays.
  • 2
    Now for the orange slices/blackberries ice cubes - place half a slice of orange and two blackberries in ice cube tray and fill with water -- freeze and store in plastic bag until ready to use.
  • 3
    Steep teabags in 4 cups of boiling water for 3 - 4 minutes, then discard the teabags.
  • 4
    Place tea on counter to cool.
  • 5
    Don't allow tea to over steep, it will result in a bitter tea.
  • 6
    In large pot, bring blackberries, juice, sugar and 1/2 cup water to boil.
  • 7
    Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the blackberries break down.
  • 8
    Next add the berry mixture to the tea.
  • 9
    Now allow the tea and berry mixture to cool on the counter before putting into the fridge to prevent clouding in your tea.
  • 10
    Once tea has cooled put in fridge to chill for 4 hours.
  • 11
    Strain tea mixture and serve in a ice cube filled glass that you have rimmed with orange juice and dipped in sugar.
  • 12
    Garnish with orange slice and mint.
  • 13
    Close your eye’s, sit back on the deck and enjoy.
  • 14
    Iced tea taste best when it is freshly made and will last for two or three