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Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea

Add fruity flavor to basic iced tea with blueberry juice and lemon juice for a refreshing drink that's great for entertaining.



Southern Living JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Other: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


  • 1 (16-oz.) package frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar


Bring 1 (16-oz.) package frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids. Wipe saucepan clean.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in same saucepan; add 3 family-size tea bags, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar and blueberry juice mixture. Pour into a pitcher; cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice.


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Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe