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Recipe by Southern Living May 2011

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Makes about 7 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

  • 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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