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How to Make Southern Blueberry Sweet Tea

My summery Southern Blueberry Sweet Tea recipe is easy to make and puts a new spin on and old iced-tea favorite.

Is anyone besides me looking forward to the fourth of July? It will be my next chance to get friends and family together so I’m really excited. I’m going to pull together a simple backyard barbeque and make my favorite flavored iced tea. Blueberry iced tea is summery, easy to make and super refreshing.

I make Southern Blueberry Sweet Tea two ways, one using raw cane sugar the other using regular sugar.

To make it all you need is:

  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 6 Lipton Green Tea Purple Acai Blueberry tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 cup of water

1. In a small pan combine the sugar, water and 1 cup of blueberries. Bring to a boil until liquid thickens to a syrup. Strain off the blueberries and your simple syrup in the refrigerator and let it cool.

2. Next bring six cups of water to a boil, then add in the tea bags. Allow them to steep for five minutes, remove tea bags, then place tea in the refrigerator to cool.

3. Now, take two to four berries place them into the openings in your ice tray. Cover completely with water and freeze.

4. Once the cubes are frozen you can construct your blueberry tea.

5. Begin by filling the bottom of your pitcher with the blueberry ice cubes. Next pour in the blueberry simple syrup and blueberry tea. Now stir.

6. I like to garnish mine with extra fresh berries, but you could even add mint.

Blueberry Iced Tea

Traditional southern sweet tea will always be around, but if there is ever a time when you want to surprise your guest with something new with less calories, this is the recipe.

The light layers of fruity berry in the tea, syrup, ice and the garnish will knock their socks off.

What’s you favorite sweet summer drink? 
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29 thoughts on “How to Make Southern Blueberry Sweet Tea

  1. My hubby would totally love this! Ill have to try it!!

  2. This sounds SO delicious, and the color is just lovely! Adding the blueberries makes for a really elegant presentation.

  3. This looks really yummy. Can I tell you that I was wondering why you needed to use a drill…then I realized it was your spoon!

  4. Your Blueberry Tea looks delicious – I will be making some today. Tea is my main drink hot and cold.

  5. Living in Maine, I think blueberry tea is such a great idea! I just love the cute little garnish too!

  6. I totally went crazy and over bought at the farmers market… Thanks for giving me an idea to use up my blueberries!

  7. We are a Sweet tea family but then again we live in Florida, kinda comes with the territory ha ha My hubby, dad in law, and my daughter all love blueberries! This would be something I definitely need to show them!

  8. I love iced tea – this looks even better! Such a great recipe for the summer!

  9. I just recently discovered the yumminess of blueberry tea. I have become a huge fan. Thanks for showing me how to make it at home!

  10. Oh em gee – I am a blueberry addict and this sounds so good – if I wasn't so tired right now I would make it – but I am marking it for tomorrow. Thanks so much for the fab recipe.

  11. This Sweet Tea looks soo good! I bet it tasted even better. I've never had sweet tea but always see it being made so thank you for the Recipe

  12. I don't normally love tea but this looks amazing! I like that you added fresh fruit

  13. Ooh I really like this idea. I've grown fond of sweet tea and this looks even better!

  14. I have never even thought to try blueberry tea! I'm definitely curious!

  15. Woah this sounds like the perfect drink!! Looks absolutely delicious can't wait to try it!

  16. Who knew ice tea could be this creative! I love how you made the blueberries into ice! And the photos were wonderful! I can almost smell the ice tea!

  17. I just recently tried southern sweet tea for the first time and loved it. I bet this tastes amazing! – Jeanine

  18. YUMMY!! I lvoe a good glass of tea. Plus with blueberries it must be the best.

  19. You make some amazing recipes! This looks like a great way to cool off from the summer heat – yum!

  20. I love flavored sweet tea! Well, I love any sweet tea, really, but flavored is best! I bet this is perfect!

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