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Blackberry Iced Tea
Prep Time
15 mins
Resting Time
3 mins
 

Refreshing summer blackberry iced tea made with fresh blackberries, black tea, and a little bit of sugar to bring out all the flavors.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania
Ingredients
  • 5 bags English Breakfast tea
  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (or more to taste)
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. In a large heat-resistant bowl, mash or puree blackberries and sugar in a bowl using a fork. Set aside.

  2. Bring 5 1/2 cups of water to a boil, and add tea bags. Cover and steep for 6-8 minutes. Then, discard tea bags.

  3. Pour tea over blackberry and sugar mixture, and stir. Let sit for about 1 hour at room temperature. No need to cover.

  4. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Add 3 cups of cold water. You can adjust sweetness to taste here. I don't like my iced tea to be too sweet, but if you want more sweetness, simply dissolve the preferred amount of granulated sugar with some hot water and add it to the pitcher.

  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

  6. Add lemon slices and ice cubes right before serving. Garnish with whole blackberries and mint leaves. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. Any type of black tea will be work. Try it with Earl Grey tea.