Jessica Rayome

Blackberry Sweet Tea

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After hosting the event at Macy's on Friday, a lot of you have been asking about the Blackberry Sweet Tea we had there! I really appreciate everyone who stopped by to say hello, we had a great time! 

So this tea is definitely a little different and sweeter than your normal tea, but in honor of National Ice Tea day we wanted to mix it up a little with all of our different options. 

Ingredients

3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Pinch of baking soda

4 cups boiling water

2 family-size tea bags

2 1/2 cups cold water

Garnish: fresh blackberries

Preparation

1. Combine blackberries and sugar in a large container, and crush with a wooden spoon; stir in mint and baking soda.

2. Pour 4 cups boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.

3. Pour tea over blackberry mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Pour tea through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding solids. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill 1 hour. Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint. Serve over ice!

And that's it! Fairly simply recipe for something that will look beautiful with any table setting and be a refreshing treat for guests!

Original recipe is from Southern Living Magazine. Drinks were made for Macy's by FarmToFork a wonderfully local, southern delicious catering company.