Best Blackberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

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Best Blackberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe
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Blackberries and lemons are a classic flavor combination, and they brew perfectly into a fresh, delicious tea. Use less sugar for a healthier brew that's still bright and sweet.

Read more about Making the Best Iced Tea.

12
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups fresh or frozen blackberries, divided
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/8 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Cup of loose black tea or 12 tea bags
  • 12 Cups of water, divided
  • Juice of one Meyer lemon

Directions

In a large, heat-proof container, combine 1 ½ cups blackberries and sugar. Muddle until thoroughly smushed (yes, that’s a technical expression). Add thyme and baking soda, then six cups boiling water. Let the tea steep six minutes, then strain and discard the tea leaves or remove tea bags.

Fill a pitcher partway with ice, then pour in six cups of cold water, Meyer lemon juice, and the tea, stirring with a long-handled wooden spoon to combine.
Add a blackberry or two to every glass before serving.

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Protein
0.4g
0.8%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
4µg
N/A
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.4%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
18mg
2%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
0.3mg
1.5%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.8%
Phosphorus
7mg
1%
Potassium
53mg
2%
Sodium
23mg
1%
Sugars, added
17g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.1%

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