Let’s face it! It’s summer and it’s hot and all I want is something cool and refreshing on a hot summers day! And this Blackberry Iced Tea fits the bill!
What makes this Blackberry Iced Tea even more special is that I picked these blackberries from my own garden! I didn’t know right away what I wanted to make with them but every time I went blackberry picking in my yard I would think to myself, “I sure could use a glass of cold iced tea.” Voila, Blackberry Iced Tea came to mind.
The blackberry syrup makes plenty. Use as much or as little as you like. I used about 1 cup of blackberry syrup to sweeten 2 quarts of ice tea.
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- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 pint fresh blackberries, rinsed
- 2 black tea bags
- In a medium saucepan, combined sugar and water. Over medium-high heat, cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, carefully add the blackberries and reduce the heat to medium. Continue to stir and gently press the berries on the sides of the saucepan to release their juices. Cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and with a fine mesh sieve, strain mixture over a medium sized bowl or a 4-cup glass measuring cup. Discard the solids. Set syrup aside until needed.
- Pour one quart water in a medium saucepan. Heat over high heat until water comes to a boil. Once water comes to a boil, add 2 tea bags and remove from the heat. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and in a 2 quart pitcher. Add 1 quart fresh water and stir to combine. Add as much or as much little blackberry syrup to the tea to your taste. Serve over ice and enjoy.
Makes about 2-2 ½ cups of Blackberry Syrup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 52g Protein: 1g
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