Blackberry Tea Recipe: 5 Ways to Brew Sweet Berry Tea

Erika Marty

Blackberries are sweet, delicious berries that sweeten pastries, beverages, and baked goods. They're easy to work with and brew into sweet tea that [airs perfectly with other herbal flavors or true teas. While blackberry tea can be brewed using tea bags or blackberry syrup, it has the best flavor when it's brewed using fresh blackberries and loose leaf tea. Here, we'll show you some blackberry tea recipes you can use to satisfy a sweet tooth and boost relaxation.

Our Favorite Blackberry Tea Recipes

1. Simple Blackberry Tea Recipe:



  1. Bring water to a rapid boil using a temperature-controlled tea kettle or a pan on the stove.
  2. Once the water reaches a boil, remove from heat and add the tea leaves to a wire-mesh strainer. Steep for 2 to 4 minutes in the hot water.
  3. Remove the tea leaves and add a few blackberries to your favorite teacup. Use a spoon to gently crush the berries.
  4. Pour the tea concentrate into the teacup, stir well, sweeten, and enjoy!

2. Color-Changing Blackberry Iced Tea Recipe

This color-changing tea is sure to be a hit at afternoon tea parties and get-togethers. The tea contains a Thai flower known as Butterfly Pea Flower that is a natural dye and brews into a rich blue color. The tea changes to a purple color when an acidic element — like lemon juice or blackberries — are added.  Alternatively, you can add hibiscus leaves to turn the drink a fuchsia color.



  1. Bring water and sugar to a rapid boil in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the butterfly pea flower petals. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. In a separate container, combine and crush the lemon juice and blackberries to release flavor and acidic compounds.
  4. Pour the tea concentrate into a large glass pitcher and relish the vibrant blue color of the tea.
  5. In front of your guests, add the blackberries and lemon juice to the glass pitcher and stir well. The color will slowly begin to turn a violet or deep purple. Enjoy!

3. Blueberry, Blackberry & Iced Green Tea Recipe:



  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the tea leaves to the hot water using a fine-mesh strainer. Let the green tea steep for 2 to 3 minutes and then remove. The Chamomile Lemongrass Tea can be steeped for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Once the steeping time has ended, remove the tea leaves and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. In the meantime, use a wooden spoon to gently crush the berries in a large container like a pitcher.
  5. Pour the tea into the berry container and stir well. Serve immediately over ice.

4. Mint and Blackberry Iced Tea Recipe:


  • 2 tablespoons Cup & Leaf Mint Black Tea or 3 black tea bags
  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes


  1. Bring cold water and sugar to a rapid boil in a large saucepan on the stove.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and add the black tea and mint sprigs to the boiling water.
  3. Simmer for five minutes and then set the tea concentrate aside and cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large glass pitcher, combine lemon juice and blackberries. Use a wooden spoon to gently crush and blend the blackberry mixture into a puree.
  5. Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove the loose leaf black tea or discard tea bags. Pour tea into the glass pitcher and stir well.
  6. Serve immediately in glasses filled with ice cubes or refrigerate for later use at a tea party or backyard BBQ.

5. Autumn Hibiscus, Apple Spice, and Blackberry Tea Recipe



  1. Bring water and sugar to a rapid boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Turn the heat to low and add in the herbal teas. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare the blackberries by placing them in a large teapot and gently crushing them with a wooden spoon.
  4. Pour the hot water into the teapot and serve while hot. Garnish with a hibiscus petal or apple slice and cinnamon stick if desired.

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Erika Marty

As a digital nomad, I get to work from anywhere in the world and discover new teas every week. When I'm not working, you can find me mountain biking, hiking, and petting every stray dog I meet.

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