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Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea

This tangerine raspberry iced tea is incredibly refreshing and contains no refined sugars. Perfect for potlucks and pool days!

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Simple Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe

Our summer days of sipping cold drinks like this refreshing Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea are officially over. Logan went back to school on Monday, and Tuesday was Madeline’s first day. As I write this, I’m officially kid-less for a few more hours. I can’t help but feel a little bit of mom guilt over being happy about school beginning again.

It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy Logan and Madeline’s company, but summer was long and it was good. With adults-only getaway to Crete and Athens, and a wonderful family trip to San Diego in my back pocket I think we managed to have a pretty good time during the past couple of months.

Of course summer wasn’t all travel. We managed to have fun at home, too! I can’t count the number of times we went to the library and all the fun, new books we checked out. Then there were swim lessons, art camp, sports camp, and play dates with friends…I don’t really have any regrets this summer.

But now, I’m ready for a change. Ready to say goodbye to hot weather and swimsuits. Goodbye to summer meals and welcome fall’s comforts with open arms. And really, the thought of being able to wear layers and scarves again is kind of appealing. True, it will still be quite warm here for at least another month, but in my mind school starting is what ushers in fall.

Raspberry Iced Tea Ingredients

For this tangerine and raspberry tea recipe, you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Tangerine herbal tea bags
  • Raspberry herbal tea bags
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Tangerines
  • Raspberries
  • Ice cubes
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How to Make Raspberry Iced Tea

A batch of this Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe is the perfect way to toast to the end of summer. Iced tea is simple to make, and not too unlike making regular tea.

First steep the tea bags in hot water, then cool the tea and add ice. For extra flavor, try adding herbs, such as mint, or fresh fruit to the mixture.

Where Can I Find Tangerine Tea?

I buy tangerine herbal tea from Celestial Seasonings, but any brand will work. If your grocery store doesn’t carry tangerine tea, you can definitely order it online.

You can even use orange herbal tea, or another flavor of citrus herbal tea if you want!

Should I Use Fresh or Frozen Raspberries?

Up to you! I used fresh since raspberries are still in season, but if you use frozen they could double as ice cubes (don’t thaw them before stirring them into the tea).

Can I Sweeten This Iced Tea?

Of course! A good way to sweeten tea without any undissolved sugar granules is by using a simple syrup.

Combine a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water in a small saucepan on the stove and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Then stir the simple syrup into the raspberry iced tea.

Tips for Making Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea

For the best iced tea, you’ll want to add a higher ratio of tea bags to water because the ice cubes will eventually melt and dilute the flavor. Experiment around and see how you like your iced tea best.

In this case, I’ve prepared this Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe with a 2:3 ration (2 cups of water per every 3 bags of herbal tea) rather than the usual 1:1 ratio as is seen in hot tea.

You’ll also want to let the tea bags steep in the hot water for a long time (around 30 minutes). You want your homemade iced tea to pack in a lots of flavor!

More Easy Drink Recipes:

If you haven’t made a batch of Watermelon Mint Lemonade yet, you need to!

You can make these Pineapple Mint Moscow Mules with or without alcohol. They taste delicious no matter what.

My kids can’t get enough of these Cherry Limeade Slushies. They’re kind of addicting!

It’s so easy to make Raspberry Hibiscus Soda. It tastes so fancy, but actually takes less than 15 minutes to whip up.

This Green Apple, Kiwi, and Spinach Juice is a great way to kickstart your day (and no, it doesn’t taste “healthy”).

What’s your favorite flavor of iced tea?

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Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe

Yield: serves 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

A batch of this Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe is the perfect way to toast to summer. Iced tea is simple to make, not too unlike making regular tea. Steep the tea bags in hot water, then cool the tea and add ice. For extra flavor try adding herbs, such as mint, or fresh fruit to the mixture.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 5 Tangerine herbal tea bags
  • 4 Raspberry herbal tea bags
  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice
  • 2 tangerines, sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add water to a medium-large saucepan or stock pot. Bring water to a boil. Add the tea bags, then turn the water off. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a pitcher halfway with ice. Remove tea from the stove and transfer to the pitcher.
  3. Add 1 cup of pomegranate juice. Stir to combine. Taste and sweeten as desired.
  4. Serve garnished with orange slices and raspberries.
  5. Let cool, then add as needed.

Notes

A good way to sweeten tea without any undissolved sugar granules is by using a simple syrup. Combine a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water in a small saucepan on the stove. Heat until the sugar has dissolved.

If tangerines are unavailable for garnish, oranges work well, too

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 17gProtein 1g

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chantal

Friday 10th of July 2015

Hi katie, I'm trying to start my own website/blog...same thing as what you have. I'm a little ...okay a lot... terrible with computers. How did you start what you've done? How do you add content every day/week? how do you make money from it? I know that's a lot of questions. If you have additional resources that you've used I'd appreciate it. You don't have to answer any of my questions (obviously), but (from your site) you seem like a genuine person, and i like your style, so any help you can throw my way would be well appreciated. Thank you in advance! btw. I hope you and your kids are enjoying your summer.

Katie Goodman

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Sorry this response is so late. Try checking out https://www.foodbloggerpro.com to answer your questions about food blogging. Lots of great resources there!

nancy

Monday 26th of March 2012

Thanks for your help. I will see if they can order it in.

nancy

Friday 23rd of March 2012

I live in Baltimore, Maryland and I have tried to find tangerine tea and none of my stores carry it. Can you kindly tell me what brand tangerine tea you use. One of the store managers said that he could possibly order it for me if he knew what brand. Thanks.

Katie

Saturday 24th of March 2012

It is Celestial Seasonings brand. Maybe try Amazon, too?

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

Monday 29th of August 2011

Yum, that tea looks absolutely delicious!!

Pam

Friday 19th of August 2011

You make it soooooooooooo pretty! The photo is just gorgeous. I love iced tea but usually drink the boring variety. This sounds so good.