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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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups sugar This is up to you. Add less or more sugar if necessary.
  • juice of one lemon
  • 7 ½ cups water divided
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 black tea bags

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat, half of the water and 2 cups of fresh blueberries. Once boiling cook for about 3 minutes. 
  • Mash all of the blueberries as they cook.  Pour the mashed fruit juice in a fine strainer into a bowl.
  • Use the back of a spoon to squeeze the blueberry juice into the bowl.
  • Pour the strained blueberry juice, the lemon juice, the remaining water and mint leaves into the pitcher.
  • Mix very well then add the tea bags. Refrigerate for 7-24 hours.
  • Pour ice into each glass then the blueberry juice.

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. 
Tea bags: I like to use Luzziane.