Mixed Berry Iced Tea

Total Time:
5 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
5 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
8 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 family-size ice tea bags, such as Lipton
  • Pinch baking soda
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

Combine the sugar, blackberries, raspberries and 4 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer, mashing the berries and stirring a bit, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add tea bags and baking soda. Let steep for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash the strawberries in a bowl. Divide the strawberries among the cups of an ice cube tray and freeze until completely frozen, about 4 hours.

Remove the tea bags from the hot water. Add 4 cups cold water to a pitcher, then pour in the tea. Place in the fridge to chill.

When ready to serve, add the strawberry ice cubes; the flavor will intensify as the ice cubes melt. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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