Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Makes about 7 cups
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine blackberries and sugar in a large container, and crush with a wooden spoon; stir in mint and baking soda.

Step 2

Pour 4 cups boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.

Step 3

Pour tea over blackberry mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Pour tea through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding solids. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill 1 hour. Garnish, if desired.

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