Iced Raspberry Tea
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
Makes16 servings (4 quarts)
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 4 quarts water
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
- 10 tea bags
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Fresh raspberries and lemon slices, optional
- In a Dutch oven over high heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add raspberries, tea bags and lemon juice. Steep, covered, for 3 minutes. Strain; discard berries and tea bags.
- Transfer tea to a large container or pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. If desired, serve with raspberries and lemon slices.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 87 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
May 28, 2018
This recipe is excellent. I like my tea a little sweeter so I used 2 cups of sugar instead of the recipe's instructions for 1-1/2 cups. I also mashed some of the solids through the sieve for more raspberry flavor. The taste is great but the only drawback is that you have to stir it each time you pour a glass. I thought the little extra effort was worth it for the additional raspberry flavor the solids added to the tea.
Sep 4, 2017
Very refreshing. My daughter and I both loved it.
Sep 4, 2017
Very flavorful! I usually like my tea super sweet, which this recipe isn't but I still enjoyed it.
Aug 27, 2017
I loved this tea, and plan on making it more! I think the raspberry flavor was subtle, and it had a nice sweetness. Not to mention that it was very easy to make.
Jul 24, 2017
Delicious! I made the recipe smaller as I had less people to serve. Thank you, Lois, for sharing this recipe.
Jun 10, 2017
This tea recipe reminded me of something you find at a restaurant. Except it's less an expensive to make it yourself. Very refreshing and easy to put together.
Jun 7, 2017
Very tasty! I did not have any raspberries, so used blueberries instead. Also omitted the sugar because of I am diabetic! Very good and will make again trying with other fruits!
Jun 3, 2017
I'd made this recipe twice, but the 2nd time around was when I just used the frozen raspberries! The first time, I hadn't had the raspberries available, so I'd used a frozen berry medley. This beverage is a keeper and is VERY refreshing! Thank you, Lois McGrady!
Jan 3, 2014
This has a great flavor. I cut the recipe in half as I did not need 4 quarts of tea and it came out perfect! This is extremely refreshing!
Dec 3, 2013
My first ever attempt at home made iced tea and it was absolutely perfect. This recipe is a keeper!