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This Raspberry Iced Tea is an incredibly easy recipe made with fresh raspberries, sugar, and black tea. It’s a super quick drink to make and one that is so refreshing for hot summer days. Fresh raspberries give this tea its delicious flavor, while black tea provides a robust base. The result is a perfectly gorgeous iced tea that is wonderful to sip on in the evenings or weekends lounging with friends and family.
If you’re a fan of fruit teas, then this recipe is definitely for you. Fresh raspberries and black tea come together to create a wonderfully flavorful and refreshing beverage. This is a simple, yet incredibly delicious iced tea that is perfect for summer days. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make! Let’s get started!
why you’ll love this fresh raspberry iced tea recipe
- Real fruit flavor. The fresh raspberries in this recipe give the tea a delicious fruit flavor that is perfectly refreshing.
- Quick and easy to make. This iced tea comes together quickly and easily, making it the perfect drink for busy summer days.
- Perfect for hot summer days. This raspberry iced tea is wonderfully refreshing and perfect for sipping on hot summer days.
- Versatile. Enjoy this iced tea as is, or dress it up with a sprig of mint or a lemon wedge.
Ingredients you’ll need to make raspberry-infused tea
- Raspberries: I like to use fresh raspberries in this recipe, but frozen raspberries will work as well.
- Sugar: Just a bit of sugar is needed to sweeten the tea. You can adjust the amount of sugar to taste.
- Black Tea: I like to use black tea bags for this recipe, but you could also use loose-leaf black tea.
How to make raspberry iced tea
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in sugar until dissolved.
- Add tea bags and steep.
- In another saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the raspberries.
- Simmer uncovered.
- Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain the raspberry liquid and discard the pulp.
- You’ll be left with a brilliant pink raspberry-infused water.
popular substitutions & additions
- Add other berries. Feel free to add other berries to this recipe. Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries would all be delicious.
- Try other fruits. Mango? Peach? Pineapple? Get creative and try infusing your tea with other fruits.
- Use lime juice. The tartness of lime juice is a nice complement to the sweetness of the raspberries.
- Switch out the tea. You can use green tea, white tea, or herbal tea in this recipe. Just be sure to adjust the brewing time accordingly.
- Serve with fruit ice cubes. These ice cubes basically have pieces of fruit frozen inside of them, and are so cute for serving with iced tea drinks like this raspberry one!
how to store raspberry iced tea
Store the iced tea in a covered pitcher in the fridge.
how long will raspberry iced tea last in the fridge?
This iced tea is best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, black tea does contain caffeine. If you are looking for a decaffeinated option, make sure to get decaf black tea.
Yes! This iced tea is perfect for making ahead of time. Simply brew the tea, add the raspberries and sugar, and then store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
Yes, you can definitely make this recipe without sugar. Just omit the sugar and add a bit of honey or maple syrup to taste.
It’s such a simple delicious recipe that has a refreshing taste – you’ll want to have this all summer long and even all year long!
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- Homemade Lemonade
- Chia Lemon Fresca
- Celery Juice
- Cucumber Lemon Juice
- Ginger Turmeric Tea
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Whipped Coffee
- Aloe Vera Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
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This Raspberry Iced Tea recipe was originally published on May 18, 2018. The recipe has been modified to remove the orange juice and the post now includes new step-by-step photos for how to make the ice tea.
Raspberry Iced Tea
- 8 cups water divided
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 black tea bags
- 2 pints raspberries or 4 cups frozen
- Fresh raspberries for serving
- Lemon slices for serving
- In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add tea bags and steep the tea for 10 minutes, then discard tea bags. Allow the tea to come to room temperature, then transfer to a large pitcher and set in the refrigerator.
- In another saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Add the raspberries, reduce heat, then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Use a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to strain the raspberry liquid and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice to the tea mixture in the pitcher and stir to combine.
- Serve cold over ice with fresh raspberries and lemon slices, if desired.
- Substitutes: This recipe is totally customizable with any flavor of iced tea you’d like and any fruits/juice/coconut water combinations you like. You can improvise to make it unique.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.