The weather is getting warmer outside and all I want is something cool and refreshing to water my pipes. I’m trying to be ween myself off soda so I thought, why not makes some fresh homemade Iced Tea. I haven’t made iced tea in like forever. How could I make it special, fancy smancy it up a bit. Make it a little fru fru, a cute glass, a paper straw, ah, yes, and those berries in the fridge that I bought for parfaits but coincidentally forgot the yogurt. Yes, that’ll do.
Berry Sweet Iced Tea
When I tell you this was the most delicious and refreshing beverage today, I absolutely mean it. I loved adding in fresh blackberries and raspberries into the hot tea as it steeped, and then adding them into the cold brew as well. Ah, delightful. To me there is nothing worse than wasting my fresh berries by forgetting about them in the fridge. Today, I had to put a stop to that and come up with a creative way to use them ALL.
Tazo Black Iced Tea Bags
1 Cup of Sugar
32 oz Boiling Water
32 oz Cold Water
1 Pint of Blackberries
1 Pint of Raspberries
Boil 32 oz of water. Then steep 1 Tazo Black Iced Tea bag in 1/2 of the fresh blackberries and raspberries for 5 minutes.
Remove bag and strain out berries.
Add in 32 oz of cold water, 1 cup of sugar and stir.
In a cute glass, add in some of the fresh berries in the glass under and over ice. Pour in Berry Sweet Iced Tea.
Add cute straw and enjoy.
Have I mentioned that this tea tasted amazing? The longer it sat, the more berry-licious it became. Experiment with different fruits, berries, melons, you get the idea. A sprig or mint or cilantro might add an lovely finishing touch as well. Not just for garnish!
- 1 Pint Raspberries
- 1 Pint Blackberries
- 64 oz Tazo Black Iced Tea
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- Boil 32 oz of water.
- In a 64 oz pitcher, add in Tazo Iced Black Tea Bag and 1/2 pint of blackberries and 1/2 pint of raspberries.
- Pour in 32 oz of boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain out berries and add in 32 oz of cold water with 1 cup of sugar.
- Serve over fresh berries and ice.
Which fruit combinations would you add into your Sweet Iced Tea?