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Blueberry Iced Tea

I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea over ice and garnish with extra blueberries or, for fun, freeze blueberries in your ice cubes! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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