No-Sugar-Added Raspberry Iced Tea

This raspberry iced tea is a refreshing drink for summertime when raspberries are at their peak. Raspberries bring a bright vibrant pink color and tart flavor that complements black tea perfectly. Add a touch of honey or agave syrup if you prefer it a little sweet.

Active Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins


  • 7 cups water, divided

  • 6 black tea bags

  • 3 cups fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Ice cubes

  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  1. Place 4 cups water in a medium saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil, uncovered. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, lightly pressing the liquid out of the bags; discard the tea bags. Let the tea cool at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine raspberries and the remaining 3 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; use a fork to smash any remaining whole raspberries. (Alternatively, process with an immersion blender until the raspberries are pureed, about 30 seconds.) Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl; discard solids.

  3. Transfer the cooled tea to a pitcher; stir in the raspberry liquid and lemon juice. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

  4. To serve, fill 8 (16-ounce) glasses with ice and add about 3/4 cup tea to each. Garnish with lemon slices and additional raspberries, if desired.

    a recipe photo of the Raspberry Iced Tea poured in a glass and a pitcher full of the Raspberry Iced Tea
    Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

25 Calories
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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