Blackberry Aqua's Fresca

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 5 min
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus 8 fresh sprigs, for garnish
  • 6 rosehip and hibiscus tea bags
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
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Directions

Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add blackberries, mint, and tea bags. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour at room temperature. Strain the mixture through a sieve, into a pitcher and discard the tea bags and solids. Add sugar and lemon juice to the tea, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into glasses or cups and garnish each serving with a mint sprig.
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