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Refreshing Homemade Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe

Summer calls for refreshing and fruity drinks, and what’s better than a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day? Raspberry Iced Tea is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors that will quench your thirst in the most delicious way possible.

My son is literally obsessed with Iced Tea. He can NOT get enough of it. Not exaggerating. 😂

Anytime we go to a restaurant, he wants tea. Like the son of a southern mom, he loves sweet tea, but he’s tried peach iced tea and other flavored teas as well.

One day I suggested that he try something different….Raspberry Iced Tea

He was not convinced at first, but I was having a hankering and decided to make my own Raspberry Iced tea for him to try. And would you know it – he fell in love with that sweet raspberry flavor. This drink has become a family favorite on a hot summer day – and I LOVE that it’s an easy recipe that uses simple ingredients. 

This delicious sweet tea is the perfect drink for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing beverages. Whether you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugary sodas or simply want to quench your thirst, raspberry iced tea is the perfect choice.

If you’re addicted to tea like my son is, then raspberry iced tea will become your new favorite refreshing drink! Not only does it have delicious flavor, but it’s also packed with health benefits.

If you love a good pitcher of raspberry iced tea and want to round out your new favorite tea with other refreshing drinks, try:

  • Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
  • Strawberry Acai Refresher (Starbucks Copycat)
  • Easy Cherry Limeade (Sonic Copycat)

Ingredients Needed For Raspberry Tea Recipe

  • Water
  • Raspberries – fresh or frozen raspberries work well!
  • Sugar – granulated real sugar, or you could use Stevia. Monk Fruit, or Splenda
  • Baking Soda – as needed
  • Tea Bags – green, white, herbal tea, or black tea bags all work based on your preferences

Note: For more details, check out the handy printable recipe card at the bottom of the post!

How To Make Raspberry Iced Tea

If you love iced tea recipes, this one is a must-have! Here’s how to make a raspberry-infused sweet tea.

Step 1

Start by making the raspberry syrup! To make the simple syrup recipe, simply combine raspberries, water, and sugar together in a small saucepan. Place on stove on high heat. 

Step 2

Bring mixture to a boil. Allow the mixture to reduce and simmer until reduced by half.

Step 3

Pour reduced raspberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a separate bowl. Discard the raspberries.

Step 4

In a separate saucepan, boil 4 cups of water. After the water comes to a boil, remove the pan from the heat and add tea bags. Steep in hot water for approximately 5 minutes.

Take them out of the water, discard tea bags, and allow the water to cool for about 25 – 30 minutes.

Step 5

Take a sip of the tea. If it is too bitter, add a touch of baking soda to the hot tea mixture. Add additional water if you prefer the tea not so strong.

Step 6

Combine the raspberry liquid with the iced tea and stir to combine thoroughly, then enjoy your new favorite tea on hot summer days!

Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe Notes And Tips

  • If you prefer a sweeter tea, you can add your favorite sweetener of choice.
  • I would suggest that you add the ice just before serving and not before. Otherwise, your tea may become too watered down for your liking.
  • Use the recommended amount of raspberries for this recipe. If you use too much, your syrup could end up tasting more like cough syrup.
  • If you do not have a fine-mesh sieve, you can use cheesecloth on a colander or strainer over a bowl. Pour the raspberry mixture into the cheesecloth and squeeze the liquid out.

Try These Variations Of Homemade Raspberry Iced Tea

  • Garnish with a few fresh raspberries in the tea or lemon slices on the side of the glass.
  • Love that citrusy flavor? Add a splash of lemon juice – it’s the perfect combination for homemade iced tea! And if you mix half raspberry iced tea with half lemonade, it’s a raspberry Arnold Palmer!
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  • Make a double batch of the raspberry iced tea. Use the extra and pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Serve with your raspberry iced tea in place of plain ice cubes.
  • Once you have perfected this raspberry recipe, why not try strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, or peaches.

Raspberry Iced Tea FAQs

What does raspberry tea do for the body?

Raspberries contain potassium and contain many positive benefits. They are also essential to heart function and proven to lower blood pressure.
Drinking tea can boost your immune system and fight off inflammation. It can also aid in warding off cancer and heart disease.

Does raspberry tea have caffeine?

This depends entirely upon what type of tea bags you use. If you do not want caffeine in your tea, then you will need to use decaffeinated or caffeine-free tea bags.

Can I make the raspberry tea ahead of time?

Most definitely! You can brew the tea and make the syrup ahead of time and store them separately or already combined in a pitcher or bottle.

How long will the Raspberry Ice Tea keep in the refrigerator?

Of course, this tea is best enjoyed freshly made, however, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.

Can I use sugar-free sweetener in place of the sugar?

Yes, you can use substitutes such as Stevia and Splenda in place of granulated sugar. You can use equal parts of sugar-free sweetener to sugar if you are using Splenda. It is best to check the appropriate ratios of the sweetener you choose before using it in your recipe.

More Refreshing Beverage Recipes To Try

If you love this delicious iced tea homemade drink recipe, check out these other popular ideas too!

  • Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
  • Hocus Pocus Frappuccino Starbucks Copycat
  • The BEST Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
  • Refreshing Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Raspberry Iced Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Summer calls for refreshing and fruity drinks, and what's better than a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day? Raspberry Iced Tea is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors that will quench your thirst in the most delicious way possible.


  • 6 - 8 cups water
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 tbsp Sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp baking soda, optional
  • 3 - 4 tea bags


  1. Place 2 cups water, the raspberries, and 3 tbsp of sugar in a small saucepan over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
  3. Pour the raspberry syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or measuring cup to remove the raspberries. Discard raspberries.
  4. Meanwhile, boil 4 cups of water. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bags and chill tea until cool, about 30 minutes.
  5. Taste the tea and add baking soda if it is bitter. Add more water if you want it less strong.
  6. Pour the raspberry syrup into the iced tea mixture and stir to combine.

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