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Iced Raspberry Tea

Frozen raspberries lend fruity flavor and lovely color to this pretty iced tea that's good throughout the year. The recipe calls for just a few common ingredients and offers make-ahead convenience. —Lois McGrady, Hillsville, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 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
  • Optional: Fresh raspberries and lemon slices


  • 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 Facts
1 cup: 87 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Stephanie
    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.

  • Queenlalisa
    Sep 4, 2017

    Very refreshing. My daughter and I both loved it.

  • BeckyJCarver
    Sep 4, 2017

    Very flavorful! I usually like my tea super sweet, which this recipe isn't but I still enjoyed it.

  • amsm
    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.

  • Orbs
    Jul 24, 2017

    Delicious! I made the recipe smaller as I had less people to serve. Thank you, Lois, for sharing this recipe.

  • Angel182009
    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.

  • jetluvs2cook
    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!

  • delowenstein
    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!

  • pajamaangel
    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!

  • amypee
    Dec 3, 2013

    My first ever attempt at home made iced tea and it was absolutely perfect. This recipe is a keeper!