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Blackberry Mint Iced Tea

a sweet summer berry tea infused with mint to celebrate the solstice and the Fae!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chill time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: summer tea, non alcoholic, mocktail
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp loose black tea or 4 bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 5 stems whole mint leaves if they are thin, add a few extra
  • 1/2 cup sugar, honey or sweetener of choice you can add more if needed
  • 16 oz. fresh blackberries or frozen pulp ( i have used goya brand)
  • extra berries and mint for garnish
  • Ice, as needed

Instructions

  • In a medium pot , add the mint and water then bring to a boil. Add tea and sweetener of choice. Cover and let tea steep for 3 minutes
  • In a blender, add the fresh fruit and puree, or use frozen pulp. Add pulp to tea and let stand another 3 minutes
  • Strain into a large pitcher with a fine mesh sieve. Press down pulp, getting all the juice into the tea.
  • Taste and add more sweetener if needed. Let cool, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve over ice with extra berries and mint sprigs as garnish