Do you ever try the drinks a restaurant server suggests? They usually suggest a mango tea or strawberry lemonade. The other day at dinner the server suggested a blackberry tea and I was feeling spunky and tried it. It was pretty yummy and I went home and tried to recreate it. My version uses frozen berries but I am guessing restaurants use a syrup to make things easier.
What you need:
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- Pinch of baking soda
- 4 cups boiling water
- 6 Lipton tea bags
- 3 1/2 cups cold water
Boil 4 cups of water and add tea bags; cover and let stand 3 minutes. Discard tea bags.
Pour tea over blackberry mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Pour tea through a colander into a bowl pressing berries to remove excess juice, discard solids. Add 3 1/2 cups cold water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
This tea is great to serve by the pool or after a long day working in the yard. I hope you enjoy!