Every time I bring raspberries home from the store, they somehow get completely crushed. That means I have an extra excuse to create refreshing drinks full of fruit! It’s really easy to pull together and you can substitute frozen fruits, if you’d prefer, as you might when berries go out of season.
Berry Black Iced Tea
Makes 2 litres
1 cup fresh raspberries, crushed
1 cup granulated sugar
4 cups cold water
4 cups black tea, brewed double strength
8 strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
Juice of 3 limes
In a small saucepan combine the raspberries, sugar and one cup of water and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute and then set aside to cool. Brew the tea, double the strength you usually like and take out the tea bags after 5 minutes. Add the tea to a pitcher along with 3 cups of cold water, the raspberry syrup, the fresh berries and ice to the top of pitcher. Stir before serving and pour over ice into cups.