Ice tea is the perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer day, and this raspberry tea will definitely hit the spot. This raspberry iced tea recipe is one of our favorite flavored iced tea recipes—both sweet and fruity.
Here are a couple more raspberry flavored recipes. First, Raspberry Freezer Jam is the perfect addition to toast. Next, Raspberry Lemonade, another tasty drink. Both are an awesome option for the raspberry fans out there.
INGREDIENTS FOR RASPBERRY ICED TEA
You will need:
● 10 cups of water, divided (6 cups for tea bags, 2 cups for berries, 2 cups cold water)
● 8 family size tea bags, tags removed (orange and black pekoe blend)
● 12 ounce bag of frozen raspberries (24 to 30 frozen berries reserved for garnish)
● 1 ¼ cup sugar (additional ¼ to ½ cup of sugar may be added for a sweeter tea)
● 1 tsp lemon juice
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
Tea: Typically, I tend to use orange and black pekoe blend tea in this recipe. You can use caffeinated or decaffeinated tea. If you’re looking to add something a little extra into your tea you could use any flavored tea bag. For example, if you used peach flavored tea, you could have raspberry peach iced tea! It can be fun to get creative with this.
Raspberries: I used frozen raspberries in creating this recipe and it turned out so delicious! You could also use fresh raspberries as well and it would be just as good. Just be sure to freeze some of the fresh peaches to use when serving your tea. You could also use a different type of fruit in place of raspberries, if you prefer. Peach, blueberry, orange, or strawberry flavored ice teas tend to be some of the most popular. You will want to follow the directions above using fresh or frozen fruit to make your flavored tea!
HOW TO MAKE THIS RASPBERRY ICED TEA RECIPE
STEP ONE: Bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
STEP TWO: Add tea bags to the water, remove from heat and steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
STEP THREE: Remove tea bags.
STEP FOUR: Add sugar to hot tea mixture and stir to dissolve.
STEP FIVE: Pour hot tea mixture into a pitcher and add 2 cups of cold water.
STEP SIX: Bring the remaining 2 cups of water to a low boil.
STEP SEVEN: Add frozen berries, minus the berries for garnish.
STEP EIGHT: Simmer berries for 5 minutes.
STEP NINE: Then, pour the berry juice through a screen sieve into the tea mixture. Chill in the refrigerator until cool.
STEP TEN: Serve over ice with reserved berries for garnish!
IN THE FRIDGE: Be sure to use any leftover iced tea in the refrigerator. Generally speaking, for the best flavor, you’ll want to drink your raspberry iced tea within one day. But, it will stay good in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. You can also store any unused raspberry syrup in the refrigerator in a jar for up to a month. Just be sure to not add any extra fruit to the syrup to prevent fermentation or gas build-up.
This sweet and fruity raspberry iced tea is one of our favorite summer beverages. The homemade raspberry syrup is so delicious. This flavored iced tea recipe makes it so simple to make raspberry sweet tea right from the comfort of home. We know you will enjoy it!
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Raspberry Iced Tea
- 10 cups water, divided (6cups for tea bags, 2 cups for berries, 2 cups cold water)
- 8 family sized tea bags tags removed
- 12 oz bag of frozen raspberries (24to 30 frozen berries reserved for garnish)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar (additional¼ to ½ cup of sugar may be added for a sweeter tea)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Bring 6 cups of water to boil
- Add tea bags to the water, remove from heat and steep for 5 to 7 minutes
- Remove tea bags
- Add sugar to hot tea mixture and stir to dissolve
- Pour hot tea mixture into a pitcher and add 2 cups cold water
- Bring the remaining 2cups of water to a low boil
- Add frozen berries, minus the berries for garnish
- Simmer berries for 5minutes
- Pour the berry juice through a screen sieve into the tea mixture
- Chill in the refrigerator until cool
- Serve over ice with reserved berries for garnish