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Blackberry-Lemon-Mint Tea

By Paula Deen


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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Servings: Makes 2 Quarts


  • 2 quarts water
  • 6 Luzianne iced tea family-size tea bags
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 8 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  • fresh mint, for garnish


In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and mint, and let stand for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags.

In a very large bowl, stir together blackberries, sugar, and lemon zest. Pour tea over blackberry mixture, and let stand for 20 minutes.

Strain tea mixture into a large pitcher, discarding solids. Refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon and mint, if desired.

Cook’s Note: Two (16-ounce) packages thawed frozen blackberries can be used in place of fresh.