Blackberry Sweet Tea

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Yield: Makes about 7 cups
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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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. 1. Combine blackberries and sugar in a large container, and crush with a wooden spoon; stir in mint and baking soda.
  2. 2. Pour 4 cups boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  3. 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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