Are you searching for a refreshing yet flavorful Blackberry Iced Tea Recipe that’s simple to make? You are going to love this tea. It is a delicious, not too bitter, blackberry beverage that will cool you right down on a hot summer day!
Blackberry Iced Tea
This blackberry iced tea may be served when you’re entertaining guests or desiring an ice cold beverage to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. This delightful iced tea gives blends honey, blackberries, lemon juice, and other ingredients together for a fabulous iced tea treat.
Make this blackberry iced tea using fresh blackberries from your yard or purchase fresh blackberries at your local market. I’m confident this iced tea drink will quickly become your favorite go-to summer beverage. Make extra and serve in a pitcher filled with ice to keep your guests happy with a refreshing drink at their fingertips.
Can I Use Frozen Berries?
You can absolutely use frozen berries when you are making this blackberry iced tea. Since you are adding the berries to a saucepot, they will cook down and you will not even notice the difference.
Can This Tea Be Made Sugar Free
I make my blackberry tea using sugar substitute. It can also be made with honey if you prefer.
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How Many Weight Watchers Points in Blackberry Ice Tea
If you make this tea using a sugar substitute like stevia or Splenda it comes in at 0 points. While you have to count the points if fruits when they are in a drink form, like a smoothie, the blackberries are removed for the most part and the ones that stay are not counted, according to the Weight Watchers coach I talked to.
If you choose to make this recipe with honey, which is absolutely delicious, the recipe comes in at 5 WW points on all plans.
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How Can I Reduce the Bitterness of Tea
To reduce bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda prior to brewing and remove tea bags as soon as the pressure has been fully released.
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step directions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Black tea bags
- Fresh blackberries
- Fresh basil
- Sugar substitute
- Fresh lemon juice
Optional garnish: Fresh blackberries and Fresh basil or fresh mint
How to make Blackberry Iced Tea
Add tea bags, 8 cups of water, and a half cup fresh blackberries into the Instant Pot® and stir to combine. Add lid, and lock into place. Switch the Instant Pot® vent to sealing and set the manual setting for 5 minutes
You can add the remaining ingredients; blackberries, basil, sugar substitute, and water to a saucepan over medium heat while the tea is brewing. While cooking gently press on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring to combine. This will last about 4-5 minutes. Let the blackberry mixture come close to room temperature while the tea finishes brewing.
When your Instant Pot® cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any of the remaining pressure.
Strain the hot tea mixture carefully using a fine mesh strainer then discard the solids.. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher. You may sweeten the tea using the blackberry syrup, taste testing to ensure desired sweetness is met. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
Serve your blackberry iced tea immediately over ice garnished with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil. Enjoy!
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Blackberry Iced tea
- 8 C water
- 6 organic black tea bags paper tags removed
- 1 1/2 C fresh blackberries, divided
- 2 T fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 C sugar substitute
- 1/2 C water
- 2 T fresh lemon juice
- fresh blackberries
- fresh basil sprigs
- Add water, tea bags, and a half cup blackberries to Instant Pot® and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
- While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, sugar substitute, and water to saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, gently pressing on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring the mixture to combine, for 4-5 minutes.
- When cook time on Instant Pot® is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
- Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry simple syrup, to taste. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!