Blackberry & Orange Iced Tea

Blackberry & Orange Iced Tea Recipe

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Baby Kato

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@BabyKato

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

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

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About Blackberry & Orange Iced Tea

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Iced-tea