Blackberry Iced Tea

 

Blackberry Iced Tea

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 40 min

 

Ingredients

4 green or black tea bags*

1/4 c. torn mint leaves

1 lb. of berries, fresh or frozen

1 1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. water + more for brewing the tea

Directions

 

1.First, make blackberry simple syrup. Combine berries, 1 1/2 cup of sugar, and water in a 2-quart pot over moderately high heat. When mixture begins to boil and sugar has dissolved, lower heat to a simmer. Cook berries for 30 minutes. Add mint leaves to syrup so it can steep as the mixture cools. Drain with a fine mesh sieve to remove solids.

2.To make tea, place 4 green tea bags in glass pitcher. Pour 1 cup of barely simmering water over tea bags and steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add 1 cup of cold water and the blackberry simple syrup mixture to pitcher. Add whole mint leaves for garnish. Serve over ice.

 

 

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