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Raspberry Sweet Tea

You only need a handful of ingredients to stir together this refreshing, spring sipper. Its brilliant color and smile-fetching flavor will make a popular thirst quencher as the weather turns warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 4 quarts water, divided
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 10 tea bags
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and undrained
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil. Stir in sugar substitute until dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Add tea bags; steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • In another saucepan, bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Strain and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice and lime juice to the tea.
  • Transfer to a large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 17 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Karla
    Oct 26, 2019

    This is the first tea I have ever made and I made it for my son who is not a pop drinker, so he really knows his tea! He loved it! I feel gooooooooood!

  • pamdevone
    Jun 29, 2014

    It's really good Raspberry Sweet Tea.

  • Berettachic
    Oct 6, 2013

    I have a crazy question to ask about this, but I wanted to see if I could make the tea with a 1 gallon size tea bag and the normal amount of regular sugar, instead of sugar substitute, I would put in my regular sweet tea. I didn't know if I should use my regular amount since fruit is going to be added and didn't know if it would make it too sweet. Any thoughts?

  • sandip48
    Jun 22, 2011

    No comment left

  • bluebowtye
    Feb 9, 2010

    This is very refreshing on a hot day. I have made it several times and really enjoy it.

  • thekingskid
    Jul 8, 2008

    bb2,I re-read your post, and I think you are saying it is just too much sugar for a gallon. I just adjust for sweetness that I like. Is that what you were asking?

  • thekingskid
    Jul 8, 2008

    Go ahead and try it! The recipe calls for sugar substitute. I imagine you could use regular sugar if you wanted to. For myself, I will use the sugar substitute, but will use sugar when I make it for anyone else.

  • bb2_
    Jul 6, 2008

    sounds ohhhh so yummy,tantalizing, butis there to much sugar in it?