Berry Iced Tea

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

For the tea:

4 berry-hibiscus herbal tea bags (recommended: Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger)

4 cups water

1/2 cup simple syrup, or to taste

1/2 orange, cut into wedges

1/2 lime, cut into wedges

8 frozen raspberries

For the simple syrup:

1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Put tea bags in a heatproof pitcher.
  2. In a saucepan bring water just to a boil and pour over tea bags. Steep tea 5 minutes and remove tea bags. Cool tea and chill, covered, until cold, about 1 hour.
  3. Stir in simple syrup, to taste. Squeeze orange and lime wedges into tea and add wedges. Serve tea in tall glasses. Garnish with frozen raspberries.

To prepare the simple syrup:

  1. Add sugar and water to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute; stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Let syrup cool.
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