Cold-Pressed Raspberry Iced Tea

Juicy Raspberry Iced Tea

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 1 Review

 

A unique twist on a classic summer iced tea, this raspberry iced tea recipe is super refreshing, energizing and aesthetically pleasing.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 100 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

What happens when you combine iced tea with fresh juice made from raspberry, orange and pear? You get this super healthy, juicy raspberry iced tea recipe!

juicer made pitcher and two glasses of raspberry iced tea garnished with basil and a raspberry ona table

Perfect for hot summer days, our unique raspberry tea recipe doesn't have any added sugar, sweeteners or syrups. No fake-tasting raspberry flavor. Just fresh produce and some cups of water.

Click here to skip straight to the recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.

Why We Love This Juicy Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe

​This pretty-colored juice has an outrageously tasty and unique flavor.

Raspberry Iced Tea made with a juicer

Here's what the creator of the recipe, juice expert and chef Ari Sexner, had to say about it:

"For a classic summer iced tea, most people like to go with the standard black tea or maybe even a green tea, but we wanted to utilize one of our favorite teas—not for just its health benefits, but also for its great flavor and color—hibiscus flower tea. Hibiscus is slightly tart and often compared to cranberry. So we build on that flavor profile with each item, leaving the hibiscus to be the main star.

What's tea without some form of citrus? Instead of the traditional lemon juice, we felt we should use one of the classic combinations for the tart flavor profile like cranberry, and that of course is the orange.

Raspberry has similar flavor profiles to the cranberry being slightly tart/sour. The pear is to bring slight sweetness to the tea, this can be omitted or increased based on the level of sweetness you want your tea.

The basil is the final element, we wanted to try something different than the all too common fresh mint leaf for tea, so basil was an easy choice since it pairs so well with most of the flavors in this blend."

Note: If you want caffeinated tea, replace the hibiscus with your favorite tea bag or loose leaf tea. This recipe is best when made in a bigger batch. Just multiply the ingredient amounts by the number of servings you want to make!

There are also loads of health benefits thanks to the healthy ingredients. These include:

  • Supports the immune system. Pear, orange and raspberry are all high in vitamin C, which is great for immune health.
  • Can help lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Orange alone may actually help with all three.
  • Increases energy. Even with no caffeine, the fresh produce in this juice should give you a nice burst of energy.
  • Rich in Antioxidant. The three main ingredients are all high in antioxidants, including potassium.
  • High in many vitamins and minerals. Besides the ones already mentioned, the finished recipe has vitamin K, B9-folate, calcium, vitamin A and more.
  • Can aid weight loss efforts. Raspberries, in particular, are known to assist with weight loss.
juicy Raspberry Iced Tea ingredients on a table

Note: If you like this recipe, try our Strawberry Rhubarb Juice next!

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • aids weight loss
  • antioxidant
  • supports immune system
  • lowers cholesterol
  • increases energy
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers blood sugar
  • hydrating
  • reduces inflammation

Ingredients

  • raspberries (preferably frozen)
    2 oz
    14 raspberries
  • pear (Bosc)
    11.5 oz
    2 medium pears
  • orange (peeled)
    3.1 oz
    2/3 medium orange
  • basil
    0.1 oz
    1 leaf
  • dried hibiscus (or your tea of choice)
    0.04 oz
  • water
    2.3 oz
    1/3 cup water

Directions

  1. This recipe is best when made in a bigger batch. Just multiply the ingredient amounts by the number of servings you want to make!

  2. Prior to making this recipe, remove the raspberries from the freezer to thaw. They are ready to juice with the rest of the ingredients when they are halfway thawed out.

  3. Heat water to just under boiling, add hibiscus or your tea of choice, and place in the fridge for at least one hour or until cool.

  4. Drain the flowers/tea leaves from the tea (you can make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator).

  5. Juice the rest of the ingredients, including the half-thawed raspberries.

  6. Mix the tea with the juice and serve over ice cubes.

Pro Tips

  • You can make the tea up to a day ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the juice.

  • This recipe is best when made in a bigger batch. Just multiply the ingredient amounts by the number of servings you want to make!

  • If you prefer unsweetened or less sweet tea, omit or reduce the amount of pear.

  • You can use fresh raspberries, but half-thawed frozen raspberries will usually yield more juice.

  • Garnish with a sprig of basil, a raspberry, an orange slice or even a lemon slice to take your presentation up a notch.

 

 

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