Blackberry Sweet Tea

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Pinch of baking soda
4 cups boiling water
2 family-size tea bags
2 1/2 cups cold water
Garnish: fresh blackberries

Preparation

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

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

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.

Note:

May 2011