I’ve been addicted to this drink lately and it’s so refreshing. Part of my problem is I can drink coffee all day long, but too much caffeine will give me a headache. As summer has officially begun I started making this delicious blackberry lemonade and it’s been a great afternoon replacement to my usual coffee.
I love to make homemade Iced Tea come summer. When using a fresh tea and a little lemonade for sweetener, your hot day just got better.
You can use any tea for iced tea but to be completely honest, any form of black tea is the best.
- 8-10 Blackberry Black tea bags
- 1 gallon of water
In a large pot bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat off and add tea bags to the pot. Set aside and let sit for 2 hours. If it’s a beautiful day out, place your pot in the sun for 1-2 hours.
Squeeze any remaining water from tea bags and remove. Pour tea into a large pitcher and refrigerate.
When you are ready for your Blackberry Tea Lemonade, fill a mason jar full of ice, pour iced tea over and leave about 1-2 inches to splash with lemonade. Mix and enjoy!
Homemade iced tea is really simple. There are many different forms to iced tea as well. You can sweeten your tea while the water is still hot, or leave it as is and sweeten with each drink.