Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea
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Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

There’s nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

As many of you know, I grew up in a small, rural farm town – Burke, South Dakota.  It was a wonderful place to spend my childhood – small town atmosphere, lots of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  As I grew up, surrounded by family, I pick up and developed the same tastes as those around me.  My grandpa, my mom and brothers are all avid iced tea drinkers, and like them, there is nothing I love more in the summer than a cold, refreshing glass of iced tea!  Specifically a great fruit-flavored iced tea like this fantastic raspberry iced tea recipe.

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

I now live in Northern Virginia, and here in the south iced tea is affectionately called “sweet tea” even if it is sweetened or not.  The way you take your sweet tea here in the south says as much about your personality as how you vote and where you go to church.  Loving a glass of “sweet tea” was one of the first of many things I began to love about the South.  Many people love it VERY sweet, take it with plenty of lemon, and if you’re feelin’ fancy, throw a bit of fruit into the mix.   Mixing in some fruit to a delicious mint tea is how this fantastic Raspberry Mint Iced Tea came to be!

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

Step 1: Steep the Tea

Making this delicious summer drink couldn’t be easier!  Making iced tea at home using fresh-brewed tea from tea bags is the key to a wonderful, fresh drink.  This is the way my mom made it when I was a kid, and the way I always make it to this day.  Using a glass measuring cup or heat safe-bowl, simply add boiling water to about 6 tea bags.  From here let your tea steep for at least 30 minutes.  This is another great tip for getting a good, strong glass of tea.  Let your tea steep longer, and add more tea bags if you like it even stronger.

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

Step 2: Add Water and Sweeten

Once your tea has steeped, pour over ice, add raspberries and fresh mint leaves, and top with additional water. The result is an incredible glass of fresh, flavorful and delicious iced tea!  If you prefer a “sweet tea”, simply add the sweetener of your choice.  For a pitcher of this size, I would add about 1/4 cup of granulated sugar – adapt to your taste preference for a sweeter, or less-sweet tea.

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

Step 3: Pour into glasses and top with additional fruit & mint

The flavor of the fresh mint, and raspberries paired with the Plantation Mint tea is fantastic!  Subtle mint flavors are cool and refreshing and the raspberries add a wonderful, complimentary flavor.  To increase these flavors, I would recommend mashing (muddling) the mint and raspberries together before adding the tea.

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

Here is a quick shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need for this fantastic Raspberry Iced Tea:

  • Tea – like this Plantation Mint by Bigelow
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Sugar, or any of your other preferred sweeteners

Here’s the easy recipe for this fantastic Raspberry Mint Iced Tea:

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Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of iced tea! Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this tea is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

35 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 c. boiling water
  • 6-8 Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea bags
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 c. sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave or saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. cover and let tea steep for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a large pitcher (2.5 qt.) add ice, several berries and 8-10 mint leaves. Pour warm tea concentrate over the ice mixture. Top with additional water and stir to combine. Add sugar if desired.
  3. Pour into glasses with additional ice, berries and garnish with mint sprigs.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Drinks
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No matter where you live – the South, South Dakota or anywhere in between, I hope you get to enjoy a fresh, delicious glass of this fantastic Raspberry Iced Tea this summer.  Cheers!  ~Erin

What’s your favorite Bigelow tea flavor?  I have several, however, this Plantation Mint is my new favorite!  Let me know how you enjoy your tea in the comments.

Check out some of my other fantastic cold drinks for hot days:

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Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink! Named after the legendary golfer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after 18-holes, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

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Fresh, sweet lemonade made with delicious blackberries for the most wonderful cold, refreshing drink! The perfect beverage to cool off on a warm spring or summer day and a fantastic drink for parties, showers, and get-togethers as well!

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There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea to quench your thirst!  Made with fresh mint, raspberries and steeped to perfection, this easy iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day!

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Comments

  1. I'm born and raised in Texas so I know what you mean about sweet tea. I love it with a sweetener like honey or syrup and I love almost all flavors. #client
  2. I know I would make this in summer!
  3. This sounds delicious! I also have all of the ingredients in my kitchen, thank you!
  4. This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing :) Blessings, Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com
  5. Sounds refreshing for this desert-dwelling girl! I've been known to add a drop of peppermint essential oil to a glass of semi-sweet tea to make it cooler and more refreshing on hot days.
  6. I just happen to have everything on hand - guess what I'm making today? Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!
  7. So perfect for hot Saskatchewan summers! Thank you for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe the the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you'll join us again this week!
  8. This looks so delicious, Erin, and I didn't know that about Bigelow! Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week!! Mollie
  9. All of your teas look so refreshing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party. See you next week. Hugs, Bev
  10. Looks so pretty. Showed it to my husband he enjoys mint tea and had to plant one this year. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup.

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