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The Best Raspberry Iced Tea Recipes For A Radiant Summer

Raspberry tea is a classic American favorite. Along with sweet tea, raspberry iced tea helps to usher in the glory of hot summer days spent lounging by the pool or rafting the river with friends.  

This delicious drink offers a sweet, fruity flavor that will satisfy any sweet tooth. It's nutrition facts also make it a hit when it comes to healthy summer drink options. This tasty tea is gluten free and calorie free. It also has low total carbohydrates and is packed with antioxidants that are beneficial for human health.

Next time you're looking for a drink to cool off on hot summer days, reach for a glass of refreshing raspberry iced tea. With these raspberry iced tea recipes, you're sure to love the dog days of summer while relishing tasty flavors.

Simple Raspberry Iced Tea

This raspberry tea is made using raspberry loose leaf tea. You can also choose to use an alternative type of loose leaf tea such as pu-erh tea or oolong tea in combination with three cups of fresh raspberries. Feel free to experiment and mix things up.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 5 teaspoons loose leaf Raspberry tea
  • A handful of fresh raspberries
  • Sugar as desired
  • Ice
  • 1 large glass pitcher

Instructions:

  1. Add the water to a large pot and set the stovetop to high heat. Bring the water to a rapid boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes. If using black tea leaves or another type of true tea, steep for a shorter amount of time — typically 2 to 4 minutes — to prevent bitter notes from developing.
  3. Strain the tea leaves and add in the raspberries and any sweeteners. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. Serve immediately over ice cubes or store in the refrigerator for later use.

Recipe Notes:

If you choose to use fresh raspberries and another type of tea, separate the water evenly into two saucepans. Add the raspberries to one and bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Bring the other pot of water to a boil before adding the tea leaves. Remove from heat and let the mixtures cool to room temperature before combining into one large pitcher.

Raspberry and Peach Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons loose leaf raspberry tea
  • 3 teaspoons loose leaf peach tea
  • A handful of fresh raspberries
  • 3 fresh peaches - sliced
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Bring water and sugar to a rapid boil on the stove.
  2. Add in loose leaf teas and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Let the tea concentrate cool to room temperature. Add in fresh raspberries and sliced peaches.
  4. Store in the refrigerator and serve in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with a peach slice and a raspberry or a mint leaf.

Raspberry and Rooibos Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons loose leaf raspberry tea
  • 3 teaspoons Cup & Leaf Organic Rooibos Tea
  • A handful of fresh raspberries
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Heat water and sugar in a large saucepan until it boils making sure to stir occasionally.
  2. Remove the pot from heat and add in the loose leaf teas. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes for the best flavor.
  3. Remove the tea leaves and pour the tea into a large glass pitcher.
  4. Add in fresh raspberries and the freshly squeezed lemon. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon slice and floating raspberries.

Raspberry Lemonade Hibiscus Tea

This refreshing tea is sure to be a summertime hit. The total time for cooking and preparation is around 30 minutes. This ice tea blends the fruity flavor of raspberries with floral notes of hibiscus. It's sweet, tangy and just what you need to unwind in the summer heat.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the raspberry and hibiscus loose leaf tea. It's best to use a strainer to make removal after steeping easier. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then pour it into a large glass pitcher.
  4. Add in the freshly squeezed lemons and a handful of raspberries.
  5. Fill glasses with a few ice cubes and pour the tasty tea concentrate on top. Garnish with a raspberry or lemon and enjoy!

Refresh With Raspberry Iced Tea

For the best raspberry iced teas, use fresh raspberries instead of raspberry flavor.  Avoid using tea bags like the ones from Lipton tea because they can develop into bitter flavors. Tea bags prevent the leaves from expanding fully and often contain the dust and fannings of tea leaves rather than the entire tea leaves. For the best tasting iced teas, stick to loose leaf teas.

Raspberry tea isn't just a summer drink. It can be enjoyed year-round as an iced beverage or as a tasty hot treat. Enjoy it by itself and relish the sweet and slightly tart notes. You can also liven things up by adding a dash of lemon juice or pairing it with true tea classics such as green tea or black tea for a delicious flavored iced tea.

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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.