Raspberry Sweet Tea Recipe
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Raspberry Sweet Tea Recipe

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You only need a handful of ingredients to stir together this refreshing, spring sipper. Its brilliant color and smile-fetching flavor will make a popular thirst quencher as the weather turns warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 4 quarts water, divided
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 10 individual tea bags
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and undrained
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 17 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil. Stir in sugar substitute until dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add tea bags; steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  3. 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 and lime juice to the tea.
  4. Transfer to a large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Raspberry Sweet Tea in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p33

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pamdevone 136882
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"It's really good Raspberry Sweet Tea."

Berettachic 82404
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"I have a crazy question to ask about this, but I wanted to see if I could make the tea with a 1 gallon size tea bag and the normal amount of regular sugar, instead of sugar substitute, I would put in my regular sweet tea. I didn't know if I should use my regular amount since fruit is going to be added and didn't know if it would make it too sweet. Any thoughts?"

bluebowtye 136686
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is very refreshing on a hot day. I have made it several times and really enjoy it."

thekingskid 108602
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008


I re-read your post, and I think you are saying it is just too much sugar for a gallon. I just adjust for sweetness that I like. Is that what you were asking?"

thekingskid 136384
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008

"Go ahead and try it! The recipe calls for sugar substitute. I imagine you could use regular sugar if you wanted to. For myself, I will use the sugar substitute, but will use sugar when I make it for anyone else."

bb2_ 207727
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008

"sounds ohhhh so yummy,tantalizing, butis there to much sugar in it?"

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