Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Raspberry Iced Tea

Summer is just around the corner.  This drink is easy to make, refreshing, and much better than the powdered iced tea mixes. Enjoy!

8 1/4 cups of water (divided into 4 cups, 4 cups, and 1/4 cup)
2/3 cup -1 cup sugar (depends on your desired sweetness)
5 tea bags
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups raspberries


In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Add 4 cups water.

In another saucepan, bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Strain and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice and lemon juice to the tea mixture. Serve in chilled glasses over ice.  Enjoy!

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