May 17, 2023Review Recipe
Raspberry Iced Tea
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Iced tea is the perfect drink on a hot summer day, and this refreshing raspberry iced tea recipe will definitely hit the spot. This is one of our favorite flavored iced tea recipes—both sweet and fruity.
Raspberry Iced Tea Ingredients
- 10 cups of water, divided into 6 cups for the tea bags, 2 cups for the berries, and 2 cups of cold water)
- 8 family-size tea bags, tags removed (orange and black pekoe blend)
- 1¼ cups of sugar (an additional ¼ to ½ cup of sugar may be added for a sweeter tea)
- 12-ounce bag of frozen raspberries (24 to 30 frozen berries reserved for garnish)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
You can adjust the number of tea bags to vary the strength of your tea. For a stronger tea, add an extra tea bag and steep for an extra five minutes.
Substitutions And Additions
TEA: Typically, I tend to use an orange and black pekoe blend tea in this refreshing drink recipe. You can use caffeinated or decaffeinated tea.
If you’re looking to add something a little extra to your tea, you could use a 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 easy 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 raspberries to use when serving your tea.
FRUIT: You could also use a different type of fruit in place of raspberries if you prefer. Peach, blueberry, orange, or strawberry-flavored iced 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 the tea bags to the water. Remove from the heat and steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
The amount of time you steep your tea depends on how strong you like it. Let it steep longer for a stronger tea.
STEP THREE: Remove the tea bags.
STEP FOUR: Add the sugar to the hot tea mixture and stir to dissolve.
STEP FIVE: Pour the hot tea mixture into a pitcher and add 2 cups of cold water and lemon juice.
STEP SIX: Bring the remaining 2 cups of water to a low boil.
STEP SEVEN: Add the frozen berries, minus the berries for garnish.
STEP EIGHT: Simmer the berries for 5 minutes.
STEP NINE: Pour the berry juice through a screen sieve into the tea mixture.
STEP TEN: Chill in the refrigerator until cool.
STEP ELEVEN: Serve over ice with the reserved berries for garnish! And enjoy!
How To Serve This Flavored Iced Tea Recipe
The delightful raspberry flavor of this homemade drink will pair well with a grilled summer meal. Serve it with our grilled chicken, bowtie pasta salad, and grilled corn on the cob.
A couple more of our raspberry-flavored recipes include our raspberry freezer jam, which is the perfect addition to toast, and our raspberry lemonade, another tasty drink.
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 to 4 days.
You can also store any unused raspberry syrup in the refrigerator in a jar for up to a month. Just be sure not to add any extra fruit to the syrup to prevent fermentation or gas build-up.
IN THE FREEZER: This drink is best served right away, and we don’t recommend freezing it.
Our sweet and fruity raspberry iced tea is one of our favorite summer beverages. 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Either frozen or fresh berries would be perfectly fine to make this homemade iced tea.
This raspberry tea recipe uses an orange and black pekoe blend tea from Lipton, but you could experiment with your favorite tea flavor and brand.
A family-sized tea bag equals 3 regular tea bags.
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Raspberry Iced Tea
- 10 cups water (divided into 6 cups for the tea bags, 2 cups for the berries, and 2 cups of cold water)
- 8 family-sized tea bags, tags removed
- 1¼ cups sugar, additional ¼ to ½ cup of sugar may be added for a sweeter tea
- 12 ounces frozen raspberries, 24 to 30 frozen berries reserved for garnish
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Bring 6 cups of water to boil.
- Add the tea bags to the water, remove the water from the heat, and steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags.
- Add the sugar to the hot tea mixture and stir to dissolve.
- Pour the hot tea mixture into a pitcher and add 2 cups of cold water and lemon juice.
- Bring the remaining 2 cups of water to a low boil.
- Add the frozen berries, minus the berries for garnish.
- Simmer the berries for 5 minutes.
- 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.
- You can adjust the number of tea bags to vary the strength of your tea. For a stronger tea, add an extra tea bag and steep for an extra five minutes.
- The amount of time you steep your tea depends on how strong you like it. Let it steep longer for a stronger tea.
jay platte says
this is sooooo delicious!
Hello, I only have a single serving tea bags,would I just double them? Does this work with green tea also? Your tea sounds wonderfully delicious,as we have many raspberries in the summer time. Going to definitely try this! Thank you!
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Robin – a family-size tea bag is equal to three single-serve tea bag size, so you’d want to triple them. Enjoy!
This looks amazing! I just was wondering what kind of tea are you using? Black tea? Or raspberry tea?
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Alyssa – we used black tea for this recipe but you could use another flavor if you wish. Enjoy!