- 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."