Blackberry Sweet Tea

Blackberry Sweet Tea – sweet tea with a refreshing twist of fresh, juicy blackberries!

This tea is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day, and makes a lovely drink to offer guests during the summer months!

– fresh blackberries – granulated white sugar – water –  tea bags – water, divided – ice or frozen blackberries, optional


To make the simple syrup, combine the blackberries and sugar in a medium sized saucepan. Mash the blackberries just slightly with a fork to help release the juices.

Stir in 1 cup of water, and then bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

While the simple syrup is simmering, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a separate saucepan. Add the tea bags, turn off the heat, and allow the tea bags to steep for 3-5 minutes.

Remove the tea bags and discard. After the simple syrup has finished simmering, turn off the heat and allow it to cool slightly, about 3-4 minutes.