Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

July 22, 2016

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

Okay! Let’s be real for a minute. I'm melting right now.
I know some like it hot but heat waves really makes me ornery.
Yes, I’ve said it: O-R-N-E-R-Y.
It’s almost 100° outside but feels like it’s 200°. They don’t call it a cruel, cruel summer for nothing.
And there’s nothing we can do about it, except giving in to the fact it’s sweltering hot by finding something super cool to do.

Raspberries and Mint

Some of things I do to fight the heat include:
  1. Watch a movie about penguins
  2. Chew on ice
  3. Party in front of the air conditioner
  4. Close my eyes and pretend it’s winter
  5. Do a rain dance (nah, kidding, I can’t dance!)
  6. Daydream about fall
  7. Put my baseball cap in the freezer (I swear, I do it!)
  8. Look at pictures from my ski vacation
  9. Go to the grocery store and walk the freezer aisle very, very slowly

  10. Brew a big batch of this mean Raspberry Mint Iced Tea
Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

I think this is one the most perfect glasses of flavored iced tea ever. It shines brightly with raspberry flavor, and because I find mint in my tea irresistible, I added some chopped fresh mint leaves to mingle with the raspberries, adding a layer of subtle freshness.
One sip of this Raspberry Mint Iced Tea and you’ll likely agree this is the best flavored tea you’ve ever tasted. With its pink-red gorgeousness, warmed by sun-kissed raspberries, cooled by refreshing mint. Perfect, just perfect!

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea                                                                                                                        Print this recipe!

Yields about 8 cups

3 cups fresh or  raspberries
½ cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used coconut sugar)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Pinch of baking soda
2 cups boiling water
6 tea bags (your favorite black tea)
6 cups water


In a bowl combine raspberries and sugar. Using the back of a wooden spoon crush the berries. Add mint, give a good stir, and set aside.
Sprinkle baking soda into a heat-proof pitcher. Pour in boiling water, add tea bags, and let steep for 15 minutes.
Remove tea bags and pour in raspberry mixture and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
Strain raspberry tea mixture through a fine sieve (or a cheesecloth) over a large bowl. If using a sieve, press with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible (if using a cheese, bind it up and twist it to squeeze out the juice).
Pour in cold water, give a good stir and refrigerate until cold.
Serve over ice and additional raspberries.

Nutrition facts

One cup (about one tall glass) yields 69 calories, 0 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.


  1. This looks amazing! I think I'm going to try it this weekend. Do you think it would work well with blueberries?

    1. Absolutely blueberries, strawberries, mulberries, raspberries...they should all work!

  2. Love that you sweetened this with coconut sugar!

  3. Sounds so good and refreshing!

  4. Of couuuuurse you can dance! Haha. This looks SO refreshing. I just came back from a trip to Lowe's to get flowers for our front porch and I was ROASTING in their outdoor garden area.

    1. I'm dead serious J when I said that I can't dance, it's just not in me... :(

  5. 100° outside? Holy cow! We have had quite a few weeks around 80°, and trust me, even this temperature is too much heh. Your creativity impresses me, but I vote for #10 in this list. At least this lemonade is something that can actually help in such sweltering summer.

    1. This summer we had some pretty bad heat waves, let's just hope the worst is behind us!

    2. This summer we had some pretty bad heat waves, let's just hope the worst is behind us!

  6. I absolutely wilt in the heat, and I've been on an iced tea kick lately because it's been so hot! I can't wait to try this combination, my mint patch in the garden is out of control!

    1. I want a mint patch too!!! My potted mint looks so miserable, it's really disappointing...

  7. It is long after the war.....

    I do not understand the use of baking soda here : is it for the taste ?
    It is the first time that I comment : I like you blog very much and all your recipes with calliflower. I like the aesthetics of your photos very much, too

    Sorry the the spelling mistakes if any English is not my native langage