Raspberry Iced Tea is a classic summer beverage. This refreshing iced tea recipe is easy to make and great both as a family drink and a non-alcoholic party drink.
Raspberry Iced Tea
Homemade Sweetened Raspberry Iced tea is perfect for all sorts of summer events. It is equally appropriate served as a non-alcoholic beverage choice at a wedding or poolside with the kids. The recipe below uses cane sugar, but for those whose dietary preferences omit sugar, a natural zero calorie sweetener can easily be substituted. Just be mindful that some are much sweeter than sugar and adjust accordingly.
Here the Raspberry Iced Tea is garnished with lemon and fresh raspberries, but a sprig of mint would be a nice choice as well.
Making Fresh Raspberry Sweet Tea
This raspberry sweet tea is an easy iced tea recipe to prepare. All you really need is tea, raspberries and sugar. Make a big batch the evening before your event if serving at a party. See the printable recipe card below for walk through of the preparation process to make the raspberry tea.
Raspberry Iced Tea is a refreshing sweet tea recipe that is easy to prepare. The drink is perfect for both casual and elegant summer gatherings.
- 3 Black Tea Bags
- 8 cups Water divided
- 1 cup Sugar
- 12 oz Raspberries
Place 4 cups of water in saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat as soon as the water comes to boil. Add tea bags and steep in the water for 15 minutes.
While the tea is steeping. Put the remaining 4 cups water and sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the raspberries and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and mash raspberries. Cook for 10 more minutes.
Take the raspberry syrup mixture off the burner and strain through cheesecloth or strainer, discard the spent berries or reserve to add the oatmeal or baked goods.
Combine the tea and fresh raspberry syrup in a large pitcher and serve over ice.