- 8-1/4 cups water, divided
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 5 individual tea bags
- 3 to 4 cups unsweetened raspberries
- In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add 4 cups water.
- In another saucepan, bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Strain and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice to the tea mixture. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Reviews for Raspberry Iced Tea
"This recipe was easy to make and very refreshing. I liked the fresh raspberry taste. It was flavorful, but not overpowering. I would add a little less sugar next time, as I thought it was a little sweet-even for sweet tea."
"I used 4 cups of raspberries, but found the final product tasted more like raspberry juice than tea with raspberry flavor. The raspberries overpowered the tea. So I brewed 2 quarts of unsweetened tea and added 1/3 of this mixture to the 2 quarts of unsweetened tea. I then added some agave to taste, as the 2 quarts of tea was unsweetened. It was much more refreshing and like a traditional raspberry tea served at restaurants. If I make this again, I will only use 1 to 1/2 cups of raspberries."
"This recipe has only four ingredients! It is so easy to make and tastes really good. It is not a super sweet tea, which is why I like it. I only had 2 cups of raspberries and I think the iced tea still turned out great. I think any fruit could replace the raspberries. I made it slightly different by adding the raspberries to all 8 cups of water and sugar and bringing it to a boil, being sure to mash the berries all up before adding the tea bags to let them steep. I then just strained everything while putting the tea into a pitcher. I made it also with 2 cups of peaches and it turned out great."
"I do recall making this recipe when it was featured in TOH! I found it to be delicious and VERY refreshing! Thank you all for sharing what you experienced with this beverage recipe! I didn't have the actual raspberries, so I'd used a tub of raspberry Crystal-Light with part of the water and used the balance of the water with the teabags called for. I recall using 3/4 cup of frozen lemonade concentrate along with the Crystal Light. The sugar and teabags I'd kept as is!delowenstein"
"Awesome recipe! Surprised many who tried it. Refreshing summer drink."
"This is an awesome recipe!"
"My husband loves this recipe! Tastes great with strawberries too!"
"I love this tea. I made this as an option for my husband especially to drink instead of so much soda. He loves it! It will be a keeper in our house."
"This tea hase such a great flavor! You can serve it hot or cold it tastes great both ways! All of my friends love it even the ones who don't like tea. It is also really easy to make. I have made it several times!"
"My husband is a huge fan of raspberry iced tea. Imagine my surprise to really liking this recipe myself. (I'm a regular/green tea gal) I fall back on it time & time again."