Raspberry Passion Iced Tea

When I used to work at Starbucks, one of the greatest things I discovered was the Passion Iced Tea. I no longer work for Starbucks but I do still dabble in drink making, I worked for coffee shops all during my teenage years and up until I was 21, so not making drinks is just…well not possible for me.

I always have Passion Tea on hand, it’s full of flavor and makes even the cloudiest day a little sunny. So when I was doing my weekly cleaning of my fridge last week, I stumbled upon some raspberries that needed to be eaten and knew just what to do- mix it up with Passion Tea! Raspberry is a perfect complimenting flavor for the already fruity taste that the tea carries and marrying the two together is SO easy. So go grab a box of this delectable liquid, and get ready to change your life- yes, it’s THAT good.

What you need:

  • 3 Passion Tea Bags (you can find them at any grocery store in the coffee/tea isle).
  • 1 cup of Raspberries
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 cup of Sugar

Putting it together:

  1. Take your raspberries and gently smash them. You aren’t wanting to smush them up into goo or anything, just a little smash to get things going.
  2. Now, bring to a boil your 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of your freshly mashed raspberries all together.
  3. Once your boil is reached, turn the heat down to medium low and let it simmer until all the sugar is dissolved- about 3 minutes.
  4. Set your sugar mixture off to the side and let it cool completely once finished simmering. About 20-30 minutes.
  5. Once your mixture is cool, boil 3 cups of fresh water and then place your tea bags in the water once the boil is reached. Take it off of the heat and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  6. After the 5 minutes is up, take a slotted spoon and scoop out your tea bags- pressing them up against the side of your pot right before removing them to get all the extra water and flavor out of them.
  7. In a pitcher, stir together your raspberry syrup and tea until well combined.
  8. Enjoy! 🙂

This would be fantastic to serve at a cook out or family gathering. It would look beautiful in a glass pitcher so everyone can see the beautiful color. Your friends and family will down it quick, so adjust the recipe to serve the amount of people you have over. This recipe will serve about 4 people!

Enjoy this delicious, summer in a glass drink! For an extra kick, add in lemonade or apple juice in place of 1 cup of tea!

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