Berry Sweet Tea
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Serves: ½ gallon
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large tea bag (such as Lipton)
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cups blackberries (mashed)
  • 1¼ cups strawberries (mashed)
  • ¾ cup Lite&Sweet
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pot, bring water and mashed fruit to a boil.
  2. Add tea bag to the boiling water mixture and dunk a few times before allowing to steep.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5-7 minutes.
  4. While tea is steeping, add Lite&Sweet to a small ½ gallon container (or similar).
  5. Place a mesh strainer over the opening of the container and pour tea through it to separate tea from berries.
  6. Stir to dissolve sugar and chill or serve over ice.
Notes
-3/4 cup Lite&Sweet gave the tea a perfectly sweetened flavor to me, but make sure you sample it before it cools and add more if desired.
-Depending on how strong you like your tea will depend on how long you allow the tea to steep. 5 minutes gave a mildy strong tea flavor but closer to 7 minutes produced a much stronger tea.
Recipe by Words Like Honeycomb at http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com/berry-sweet-tea/