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Refreshing Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing and fruity beverage – Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea! This delightful drink combines the tanginess of raspberries with the zesty freshness of lemon to create a thirst-quenching and flavourful experience. Served over ice, it’s the perfect companion for sunny days and outdoor gatherings.

To create this delicious Raspberry Iced Tea, you’ll need a few simple ingredients that come together to form a symphony of flavours. The star of the show is the homemade raspberry syrup, which adds a burst of vibrant sweetness to the drink. Made from frozen raspberries, sugar, and boiling water, this syrup is the key to infusing the tea with a delightful raspberry essence.

To create the base of the iced tea, you’ll need lemon juice, tea bags, boiling water, ice, and cold water. The lemon juice adds a tangy and refreshing element, perfectly complementing the fruity sweetness of the raspberries. The tea bags are steeped in boiling water to create a strong and flavorful brew. Once the tea bags are removed, ice is added to cool the mixture down and create that quintessential iced tea chill.

Garnishing the Raspberry Iced Tea with lemon slices and a handful of fresh mint adds a touch of brightness and visual appeal. The lemon slices not only enhance the flavour but also provide a visually pleasing contrast against the vibrant red hue of the tea. The fresh mint leaves add a refreshing aroma and a subtle herbal note, elevating the overall experience of this summer beverage.

To bring it all together, simply combine the raspberry syrup, lemon juice, brewed tea, and ice in a large jug. Stir well to ensure all the flavours are evenly distributed. Finally, add the lemon slices and fresh mint for that finishing touch of garnish.

Serve this Raspberry Iced Tea in tall glasses filled with ice cubes, allowing the flavours to meld together while keeping you cool and refreshed. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool, or enjoying a picnic in the park, this delightful drink will be a hit among family and friends.

So, get ready to sip on the sweet and tangy goodness of Raspberry Iced Tea. Let the vibrant flavours transport you to a summer oasis and keep you refreshed all season long. Cheers to the perfect summer beverage!

Basic Ingredients for Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea


Frozen Raspberries: Raspberries bring a vibrant and sweet flavour to the syrup, adding a fruity essence to the iced tea.

Sugar: Sugar is used to sweeten the syrup, balancing the tartness of the raspberries and creating a delightful sweetness.

Boiling Water: Boiling water is added to the syrup to extract the flavours from the raspberries and dissolve the sugar.

Iced Tea:

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds a refreshing and tangy element to the iced tea, enhancing its overall flavour profile.

Boiling Water: Boiling water is used to steep the tea bags and extract their flavours fully.

Tea Bags: Tea bags are used to infuse boiling water with tea flavours. Choose your favourite tea variety, such as black tea or herbal tea, to personalize the taste.

Ice: Ice is added to the tea mixture to cool it down quickly and create a chilled and refreshing beverage.

Cold Water: Cold water is added to dilute the tea and achieve the desired strength and consistency.


Lemon Slices: Lemon slices not only enhance the visual appeal but also add a tangy and citrusy flavour to the drink.

Fresh Mint: Fresh mint leaves provide a refreshing and aromatic note to the Raspberry Iced Tea, elevating its overall taste.

alternative ingredients

Syrup: If raspberries are not available, you can substitute them with other berries like strawberries or blackberries to create a different flavour profile.

Sweetener: Instead of sugar, you can use alternative sweeteners like honey or agave syrup to suit your taste preferences.

Preparation Tips for Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

  • Raspberry Syrup: To extract maximum flavour from the raspberries, simmer them with sugar and water for a sufficient amount of time. Strain the syrup to remove any solids, ensuring a smooth texture.
  • Tea Steeping: Steep the tea bags in boiling water for the appropriate duration mentioned on the tea packaging to achieve a balanced and robust tea flavour.

Serving Tips for Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

  • Glassware: Serve the Raspberry Iced Tea in tall glasses filled with ice cubes to keep the drink cool and refreshing.
  • Garnish: Add lemon slices and fresh mint leaves to each glass for an enticing presentation and an extra burst of flavour.

storage tips

Syrup: Store any leftover raspberry syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for future use. It can be stored for up to a week.

Iced Tea: If you have leftover Raspberry Iced Tea, transfer it to a covered pitcher or container and refrigerate. Consume it within a day or two for the best taste and freshness.

Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea

Servings: 8 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Brewing Time: 15 minutes



  • 1 cup raspberry, frozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water

Iced Tea

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4-6 tea bags
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 6 cups cold water


  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • handful mint


  • In a medium size saucepan add the raspberries, sugar and 1 cup water, bring the liquid to a boil, lower the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes. Drain the syrup from the pulp and keep it aside.
  • In a large jug, add two cups of boiling water and steep 4-6 teabags for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add 3 cups of ice, lemon juice, cold water and raspberry syrup to your taste. Add lemon slices and fresh mint and serve.

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  • Wasif Ahmad

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