Blackberry Iced Tea is a cool and refreshing sweet tea that’s easy to make. It’s one of the best-tasting summer beverages to have for cooling off on a hot summer day.
What’s Lovely About This Blackberry Iced Tea
This blackberry tea is easy to make in bulk to serve a crowd. This can store well for several days in the refrigerator for a refreshing grab-and-go drink that you can enjoy on hot summer days.
- Blackberries – Fresh is best, frozen is just fine. Use whichever you have on hand as they’ll both be perfect for this tea.
- Black tea – Feel free to use tea bags or loose tea. If you use loose tea, you’ll just have to strain the leaves from the tea after it’s steeped before you move on to the rest of the recipe.
- Sweetener – I’ve used regular cane sugar and honey and both times it’s been wonderful. For a Keto Blackberry Iced Tea, use sweeteners like Splenda, erythritol, or allulose. Remember to adjust the sweetness levels according to the artificial sugar you use.
- Lemon Juice – As I always say, fresh is best. If all you have on hand is the bottled version, go ahead and use that.
How to Make This Easy Blackberry Tea Recipe
Make the tea and let it cool.
Add the blackberry simple syrup to a pitcher. Add the tea followed by more water.
Chill for an hour or two and serve over ice. Enjoy your delicious and refreshing blackberry iced tea!
Suggestions for Putting a Twist on the Recipe
This iced tea recipe is great for making your own. While I love my blackberry sweet tea recipe, I really love that this recipe can use any berry you have on hand including strawberries, blueberries, and other common summer berries. You’ll have to make a simple syrup with the fruit you have on hand, but it literally takes just a few minutes to do.
Fun and Easy Serving Ideas
Blackberry iced tea is amazing on its own but you can have a lot of fun with this sweet tea recipe by serving it with a few additions. Try serving it warm with ½ a shot of peach schnapps or cinnamon schnapps. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making a spin on a long island iced tea!
If you’re serving it at a party, having it in these easy drink dispensers are not only pretty, but perfect so everyone can serve themselves exactly how much they’d like. You can also make large pitchers of the blackberry iced tea and serve it alongside other fruity and tropical drinks on a drink table.
Store your Blackberry Tea in a pitcher in the coolest part of your refrigerator. (This is usually at the back of the fridge. Never store it on the door.).
Make sure it has a tight-fitting lid because an open pitcher of tea will pick up flavors from the rest of the refrigerator. If you added mint or basil to the pitcher while serving, try and remove them before storing as the flavor can get stronger with time and overpower the beautiful berry flavor.
Did you try this Blackberry Iced Tea recipe? Did you add any other berries? How did you serve it? I’d love to know. Please leave a comment below and don’t forget to leave a ***STAR*** rating in the recipe card.
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- 4 large or 8 small black tea bags, or ¼ cup loose black tea
- 4 cups boiling water
- 4 cups cold water
- 2 cups blackberry simple syrup
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Frozen blackberries, lemon slices, and fresh mint for serving
- Ice for serving
- Place the tea bags in a large glass pitcher
- Pour the boiling water over the tea bags and steep for 5-10 minutes
- Remove the tea bags and add in the cold water
- Stir in the blackberry simple syrup
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator
- Serve over ice and frozen blackberries
- Garnish with fresh mint and lemon if desired
Feel free to use fresh or frozen blackberries and fresh or bottled lemon juice.
Serve this iced tea right away over ice cubes, or chill in the fridgerator for at least 1 hour and then serve over ice for an even more refreshing drink.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.