Cool down this summer with a tall glass of homemade raspberry iced tea. Big on fruit flavor, low on sugar, this summertime drink will rejuvenate any individual searching for a little relief from the heat.

My husband works in a manual labor job. The days can sometimes be long and physically intensive. Especially during the summer months. Heat and humidity are not his best friends. The longing for even the slightest cool breeze is most welcome during the mid day blaze.

Over the years I have searched for many things to keep my husband cool. Everything from fans and cooling towels to frozen treats and thermoses full of ice cold drinks. One of his favorite beverages is iced tea. He loves a big glass of unsweetened sun tea but occasionally he craves something with a bit of sweetness. Iced raspberry tea is his go-to drink to satisfy his thirst on hot sweaty days at work or on the homestead.

This lightly sweetened raspberry iced tea is big on real fruit flavor and low sugar with a slight tang of lemon. If you prefer your tea a little sweeter, you can easily add in more agave or honey.

To all those hard workin’, perpetually sweating individuals, put your feet up in front of a fan and pour yourself a cold, refreshing glass of homemade raspberry iced tea.

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How to Make Raspberry Iced Tea

Makes 6-8 Servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs agave or honey
2 quarts water
7.5 oz (2 cups) fresh or frozen raspberries
5 black tea bags
1Tbs lemon juice

Add water to a saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in agave. Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat.

Add raspberries and tea bags. Place a lid on the saucepan and steep for 30 minutes.

Using a mesh strainer, pour mixture through the strainer into a pitcher. Dispose of the raspberries and tea bags. Add in the lemon juice.

Refrigerate until chilled. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Yield: 6-8 Servings (2 quarts)

Naturally Sweetened Raspberry Iced Tea

Naturally Sweetened Raspberry Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs agave or honey
  • 2 quarts water
  • 7.5 oz (2 cups) fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 1Tbs lemon juice

Instructions

    Add water to a saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in agave. Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat.

    Add raspberries and tea bags. Place a lid on the saucepan and steep for 30 minutes.

    Using a mesh strainer, pour mixture through the strainer into a pitcher. Dispose of the raspberries and tea bags. Add in the lemon juice.

    Refrigerate until chilled. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 20gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g
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