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Spring will soon arrive, which means Summer is coming soon!! And because I am so desperate for Summer these days, I feel like anytime is the perfect time to get started on your sweet tea drinking. If you want to add a new, fruity version of sweet tea to your repertoire, check out our favorite tea recipe!
Do you want to cool down with a refreshing, low calorie summertime drink?
We have an overabundance of blackberries on our property so I am always looking for ways to use them! Here is what I did to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:
- First combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar. Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor. We prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I simply mash ours with our fruit masher.
- Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea)
- Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy!
When I made these, I used Tall Glass Beer Steins, but I have since switched to this awesome Mason Jar Set! It is so cute for serving tea to guests! There is just something about Iced Tea in a mason jar that makes me smile and think about my time visiting family in the South. 🙂 We have this tea on hand often during the Summer months, but I ALWAYS serve either this or this Strawberry Iced Tea during our Summertime BBQs and it’s always a hit! (If you need some tips on throwing an awesome BBQ, check out this post)
Even my husband loves this tea and he is not a tea drinker!
*45 calories per 8 ounce serving.
I don’t like super sweet drinks, so you may think this needs more sugar. I love this as is though because it’s sweet and fruity and simply tastes like summertime. I am really working on my health and fitness right now too so this is perfect for enjoying a delightful beverage without a bunch of empty calories.