Although I’m known to be a coffee drinker at work, at home, I often favour tea. I love to sip on it while puttering around the house. I normally brew up hot teas, both herbal and black, but don’t often think to make a homemade iced tea – until now. And I don’t mind admitting to you that I’ve been missing out! Quite honestly, I didn’t realize just how much better homemade iced tea is compared to the store-bought kind. And the raspberry iced tea recipe that I’m sharing with you today is that much more healthful and flavourful.
Light and refreshing, the raspberries in this iced tea add a subtle berry flavour that truly elevate this drink.
Don’t like raspberries? No problem. Just swap out the raspberries for other berries, including blackberries, blueberries or strawberries, and the effect is the same. Adding berries of any kind to this homemade iced tea recipe is a great way to infuse it with anti-oxidants that are great for your overall health.
Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe
For this recipe, all you need are the following 3 ingredients:
- 4 tea bags (such as orange pekoe)
- 2 cups fresh raspberries (or berries of your choice)
- 1/2 cup granulate sugar (or a healthy alternative like Stevia)
1. Steep tea in 8 cups of boiling water, 3-4 minutes. Remove bags.
2. In large saucepan, bring raspberries, sugar (or healthy sweetener), and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer until raspberries break apart.
3. Add raspberry sauce to tea and let cool for about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold – about 2 hours.
4. Strain contents through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a pitcher, leaving clear liquid.
This recipe is easy to make and adds a light, refreshing taste of raspberries in every glass 🙂
If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to try these other berry-infused beverages: