I am big into fruity iced teas, y’all. They’re just so refreshing and so beautiful and so tasty! This makes a whole pitcher and the recipe easily doubles.
This delicious iced tea only takes a minutes to make, but you do need to chill it for several hours so plan accordingly. All you do is boil blackberries with water, add sugar, lemon juice, and mint, and three minutes later your syrup is done.
Strain out the solids and make tea. Let both pots hang out for about an hour or until cool, then combine in a nice pitcher and chill well. Serve with fluffy mint sprigs and enjoy!
This would be the perfect drink to make for a spring garden party but blackberries are still so tasty, make a batch right now and see how good it is! I’ve been drinking a glass with lunch every day this week and couldn’t wait to share the recipe with you.
2 cups fresh blackberries
9 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
1 bunch fresh mint (plus more for garnish)
6 tea bags
Fresh mint for garnish
- Wash and dry blackberries. Roughly chop mint.
- Bring blackberries and 1 cup water to a boil, lower heat, and cook for about five minutes or until blueberries begin to burst.
- Add sugar, the juice from one lemon, and chopped mint. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sugar has fully dissolved.
- Remove from heat. Let steep about five minutes, then strain solids through a sieve. Let cool.
- Bring eight cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and steep for ten minutes, pushing the tea bags down every couple of minutes. Discard tea bags. Let cool.
- Combine blackberries syrup and tea in a pitcher. Chill for 4-6 hours. Serve with fresh mint sprigs.