Raspberry Iced Tea is a refreshing sweet tea recipe that is easy to prepare. The flavored ice tea is perfect for both casual and elegant summer gatherings.
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.