Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

Blackberry Iced Tea
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This fresh and fruity Blackberry Iced Tea uses in-season fruit to create a tasty summer drink.

The Instant Pot has so many uses beyond just making a quick dinner. It’s fantastic for making a quick fruit tea that you can chill and drink over ice.

Blackberry Iced Tea

Using organic black tea bags, this recipe combines seasonal fresh blackberries with local honey and it jazzes up your typical iced tea.

I make a lot of iced tea at home. Usually I’m just making black iced tea, but it gets a little boring. I love adding fresh fruit to the tea. It’s so much better than brewing flavored iced tea bags, which never really tastes like actual fruit.

If you like this recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Peach Iced Tea recipe too. This Instant Pot tea can be used with any fruit. Try it with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

Blackberry Iced Tea

If you’re lucky enough to have blackberry bushes nearby, you can do some picking and use fresh berries in this recipe. You might also want to freeze some to use even after the season is over.

This recipe also uses a blackberry simple syrup that can be used not only to sweeten and flavor this iced tea, but can also be used in cocktails, like this Blackberry Dark & Stormy, which is one of my favorite cocktails.

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Blackberry Iced Tea

Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

5 from 5 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 5 organic black tea bags paper tags removed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey preferably local
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Extra blackberries and basil sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  • Add water, tea bags, and a half cup blackberries to Instant Pot and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
  • While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, honey, and water to saucepan over medium heat. Cook, gently pressing on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring the mixture to combine, for 4-5 minutes. Once honey is completely melted and the mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and set aside.
  • When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey simple syrup, to taste. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
  • Serve over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish.

Notes

Tips
To reduce bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda prior to brewing and remove tea bags as soon as the pressure has been fully released.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

  1. Cristie says:

    This sounds wonderful and Iove how the blackberries stain the water. I’d love to try this with a caffeine free tea so my little guy could also drink it also.

  2. Mirlene says:

    5 stars
    This is a fantastic way to freshen up your day during hot summer days. Adding this recipe to my list – it will surely save me plenty of times later this year!

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