Blackberry Mint Iced Tea

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald

By
@ArtByASM

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 2 Quarts
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 10
    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

How to Make Blackberry Mint Iced Tea

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring water to a boil and stir in sugar to dissolve.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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