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Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr, 30 mins
Yield Makes 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz.) package frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Garnishes: fresh blueberries, lemon rind strips

How to Make It

  1. Bring blueberries and lemon juice to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids. Rinse saucepan clean.

  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in same saucepan; add 3 tea bags; let stand 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and blueberry juice mixture. Pour into a pitcher; cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.