Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea takes your favorite summertime refreshment up a notch. Juicy raspberries and savory mint leaves are added to fresh brewed tea to impart a sweet berry flavor with a touch of mint to classic iced tea. It’s a tastier and healthier way to quench your thirst.

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea | 2 Cookin Mamas This Raspberry Mint Iced Tea recipe takes your favorite summertime refreshment up a notch. Juicy raspberries and savory mint leaves are added to fresh brewed tea to impart a sweet berry flavor with a touch of mint to classic iced tea. It's a tastier and healthier way to quench your thirst. #icedtea #beverage #summerdrink #raspberry tea #raspberries #mint #tea #drink #recipe

Summer time is here people and it’s hot! And what is the best drink to have on a hot day? Iced Tea, of course! June is designated as National Iced Tea Month, although I don’t know why it just doesn’t last all summer long, so I thought I’d bring you a nice refreshing twist on the classic.

This Raspberry Mint Iced Tea is much healthier than the flavored iced teas you’ll find on the market, that are loaded with tons of sugar, because when you make it yourself you can control the amount of sugar you add! And all the ingredients in this iced tea are fresh, and who doesn’t love fresh raspberries and sprigs of mint, so the flavor is more intense. Trying to save a few calories? You can even make it with Stevia as a natural sugar replacement, just remember to start out with a little until you find the best proportion for you and your family.

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea served 1

Not only is this iced tea simply delicious but simple to make too! It’s even easier if you use an iced tea maker. I like to brew mine in my Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker that I have had for years. Yep, they last that long!

There’s a funny story that goes along with this iced tea maker too. We loved ours so much that we thought it would make a great Christmas present for my sister-in-law. To say she wasn’t particularly thrilled about the present is an understatement and she put it in a closet for over a year. One summer  she actually decided to try it out and, to our big surprise, she became one of the strongest fans of the tea maker and couldn’t image what she would do without it. It only took one more fan in the family and the rest fell like dominoes. Now we all enjoy brewing our iced tea the easy way! (I’m not being paid to say this about the iced tea maker, I just love it that much!)

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea single with raspberries

So how easy is this flavored iced tea to make? Check it out!

How to Make Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea adding raspberries

After brewing the tea, add sugar while it’s still warm and stir to dissolve. Pour into a large pitcher and add the raspberries.

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea adding mint

Next add some fresh mint, as much or as little as you like. Cover and let chill in refrigerator for several hours.

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea overhead

When it’s chilled, you can either serve as is or, as I like to do, crush some of the raspberries to release a little more flavor.

And, when the tea is gone, you can just add more brewed tea to the raspberries and mint and let it chill again. It works twice before the flavor is diminished. Now, doesn’t that tea just look sooo good and sooo refreshing. It’s hitting the spot right now with our 95 degree heat!

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea closeup of mint

Enjoy a glass while you’re chillin’ on the patio or serve it by the pitcherful for your 4th of July BBQ.

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Raspberry Mint Iced Tea square
RASPBERRY MINT ICED TEA
Cook Time
5 mins
Steep
1 hr
 

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea takes your favorite summertime refreshment up a notch. Juicy raspberries and savory mint leaves are added to fresh brewed tea to impart a sweet berry flavor with a touch of mint to classic iced tea. It's a tastier and healthier way to quench your thirst.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: beverage, drink, iced tea, mint, raspberries, summer drink
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 6 tea bags or 2 family sized tea bags
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (more if you like sweeter tea)
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 5-6 mint leaves
Directions
To brew tea on the stovetop
  1. Heat water to boiling in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and place tea bags in to steep.
  2. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Allow the tea to steep for one hour. 

  3. Pour into pitcher, add raspberries and mint leaves and return to refrigerator to allow the tea to be infused with the berry flavor, about two or more hours. 
  4. Note: For more intense flavor, just prior to serving, crush some of the raspberries that are floating in the tea.

  5. Iced Tea Maker instructions: Fix your tea as usual with the 6 tea bags and the sugar added into the top part of the brewer. As soon as the tea is done, as the ice cools it as it is made, add the raspberries and mint and refrigerate. See how much easier it is with the tea maker!
  6. Makes 2 quarts.

Nutrition Facts
RASPBERRY MINT ICED TEA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post, originally written on June 10, 2014, has been updated with new photos and copy. 

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea tall | 2 Cookin Mamas This Raspberry Mint Iced Tea recipe takes your favorite summertime refreshment up a notch. Juicy raspberries and savory mint leaves are added to fresh brewed tea to impart a sweet berry flavor with a touch of mint to classic iced tea. It's a tastier and healthier way to quench your thirst. #icedtea #beverage #summerdrink #raspberry tea #raspberries #mint #tea #drink #recipe

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    06/11/2014 at 6:15 am

    Very refreshing and inviting especially during summer!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/11/2014 at 2:17 pm

      I found the longer it stays in the refrigerator the more flavorful it becomes. I really like it best after it steeps overnight.

  • Reply
    Kelly
    06/12/2014 at 7:17 am

    This looks so refreshing Linda! Love this flavored iced tea – it’s perfect for summer 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/12/2014 at 12:07 pm

      It’s super refreshing and can be made with just about any berries. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Claire
    07/01/2018 at 10:53 pm

    This is just so refreshing and delicious.
    It is a summer fav in our house 😀

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/03/2018 at 1:51 pm

      Summer and iced tea just go together. We always have a pot of iced tea sitting in the fridge and it’s so nice to be able to use my fresh mint.

  • Reply
    Amy Nash
    07/02/2018 at 12:00 am

    So easy and refreshing! I love the combination of mint and raspberry, and it’s so pretty too! Love it!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/03/2018 at 1:52 pm

      It is pretty, especially when the raspberries are crushed. And it’s so fun to try out different herbs to give iced tea that little extra something.

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