If there's anything any Southern Belle knows, it's how to make good sweet tea. If they really want to impress their Northern friends, they'll add their own personal twist to it.  My personal favorite twist is to add raspberries. Here is the only raspberry tea recipe you'll need to make your friends believe that you're Southern AF.

Raspberry Sweet Tea

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:5
  • Easy


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 tea bags
  • 12 oz unfrozen raspberries
  • 8 and 1/4 cups water
  • Mint leaves optional
  • Lemon optional
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  • Step 1

    Bring 4 cups of water to boil on the stove.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the 2 cups of sugar into boiling water and stir until dissolved.

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  • Step 3

    Remove water from heat.

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  • Step 4

    Place the 5 tea bags into the water and let sit for 8 minutes, then remove tea bags.

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  • Step 5

    Place 1/4 cup of water in a smaller pot along with half of the raspberries on medium heat.

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  • Step 6

    Stir until melted.

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  • Step 7

    Add other half of raspberries to the pot and repeat step 6.

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  • Step 8

    Remove from heat.

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  • Step 9

    Strain melted raspberries and discard pulp.

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  • Step 10

    Pour tea, raspberry juice, and 4 cups of water into a pitcher.

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  • Step 11

    Optional: Add lemon and mint for taste.

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