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Blueberry Iced Tea with Lemon and a Hint of Mint

Blueberry iced tea is a unique twist on traditional iced tea. It will quench everyone's thirst. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry iced tea, blueberry tea, fruit iced tea
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author April Wright

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 7 1/2 cups water
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 black tea bags

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, add 1/2 cup of water and 2 cups of fresh blueberries. Once boiling cook for about 3 minutes. 

  2. Mash all of the blueberries as they cook.  Pour the mashed fruit juice in a fine strainer into a bowl.

  3. Use the back of a spoon to squeeze the blueberry juice into the bowl.

  4. Pour the strained blueberry juice, the lemon juice, the rest of the water and mint leaves into the pitcher.

  5. Mix very well then add the tea bags. Refrigerate for 7-24 hours.

  6. Pour ice into each glass then the blueberry juice.

Recipe Notes

HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY ICED TEA ON THE STOVE-TOP 

1.) In a saucepan over medium high heat, add the blueberries, sugar and water. Let it come to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Mash all of the blueberries as they cook. 

2.) Pour the mashed blueberries into strainer into a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to squeeze the blueberry juice into the bowl. 

3.) Using the same pot over medium high heat add the water. Let it come to a boil. Add the black tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Pour the tea, the blueberry juice, the remaining water, lemon juice and fresh mint into the pitcher. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with lots of ice. 

Make in ADVANCE:  This recipe tastes waaaay better if you make it hours in advance. I like to let the flavors mingle in the fridge for about  7 hours to overnight. 

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries:  I've used both fresh and frozen blueberries. Feel free to use either but you should use fresh blueberries. They taste a lot better in this particular recipe.