Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Add fruity flavor to basic iced tea with blueberries and lemon juice for a refreshing drink that's great for entertaining.

Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
5 cups


  • 1 (16-oz.) package frozen blueberries

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 4 cups water

  • 3 family-size tea bags

  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. Bring 1 (16-oz.) package frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids. Wipe saucepan clean.

  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in same saucepan; add 3 family-size tea bags, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar and blueberry juice mixture. Pour into a pitcher; cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice.

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