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Midnight Berry Iced Tea

Indulge in a refreshing beverage that combines the richness of honey and the allure of berries. Our Midnight Berry Iced Tea recipe is a delightful fusion of flavors that will captivate your taste buds and leave you wanting more. With just a few simple steps, you can create this irresistibly delicious drink at home!

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Berry Iced Tea: Tasty and Revitalizing

Calling all iced tea lovers! We have the perfect warm-weather drink recipe for you: midnight berry iced tea. It’s made with our Midnight Berry Tea, which is a blend of wild berry herbal tea that features currants, elderberries, hibiscus, and rooibos.

The first time we tried this iced tea, we were immediately hooked. It’s fruity, herby, and sweet, thanks to the addition of Bee Inspired Honey

The combination results in a truly tantalizing experience for your taste buds. With its vibrant color and invigorating taste, chilled berry hibiscus tea is the ultimate summer companion, bringing a burst of flavor to your day. 

Whether you're lounging by the pool or enjoying a picnic in your backyard, this tasty concoction is sure to refresh and rejuvenate you. Get ready to indulge in a cooling and delicious treat that will leave you feeling revitalized.

Why You’ll Love This Berry Iced Tea Recipe

    • Perfect for summer parties
    • Just as pleasing to look at as it is to drink!
    • Made with quality ingredients
    • The blend of berries and honey is delicious

Ingredients & Substitutions

Bee Inspired Honey - You can use your favorite varietal for this recipe. We love the idea of using our Blackberry Blossom or Blueberry Blossom honey to really bring out the berries that are in the tea! If you want something a bit more subtle, try our Spring Blossom instead.

Midnight Berry Tea - Definitely try to use our blend! That said, if you don’t have it on hand, you could use a different berry tea.

Lemons - Fresh lemon juice is so much better than concentrate. You’ll also need a few slices to add to the serving pitcher.

Garnish - Optional, but a garnish will set your iced tea apart from the rest! We love using mint, basil, shiso, and/or fresh fruit.

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How to Make Midnight Berry Iced Tea

This recipe is so easy to make! Follow the instructions below, and make sure to refer to the recipe card for more details.

Make the tea. Place the loose-leaf tea in a strainer in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over top and let it steep for 5 minutes.

Add the honey. Once the tea has steeped, add the honey and stir. Remove the strainer with the tea leaves and allow the mixture to cool completely.

Assemble the berry iced tea. Add the cooled tea and honey mixture to a large pitcher. Pour in the lemon juice and cold water, then add the lemon slices. Stir to combine, then leave the tea in the fridge to chill overnight.

Garnish and serve. When you’re ready to enjoy your iced tea, add plenty of ice to however many cups you’ll need for serving. Pour in the iced tea, garnish with fresh herbs and fruit, and enjoy!


  • Enjoy it hot - If you’re more of a hot tea drinker, simply skip the cooling and chilling steps! Serve it hot in your favorite mug with a garnish if desired.
  • Turn it into a cocktail - If you’re hosting a party for guests aged 21 and up, you can certainly add your favorite spirit to turn this into an iced tea cocktail. Vodka, gin, and tequila are just a few ideas.

Berry Hibiscus Tea Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I steep the berry tea?

Steeping tea is an art form — leave it too little and you won’t get the best flavor, or leave it for too long and it could turn bitter. We suggest letting the Midnight Berry Tea steep for just about 5 minutes. Taste it before removing the strainer, and if you want it to be stronger, leave it for another minute or two. 

Can I adjust the sweetness of berry iced tea?

Yes! The recipe suggests using ⅓ cup of Bee Inspired Honey, but feel free to experiment with the amount to suit your taste. If you're unsure about the desired sweetness level, it's always best to start with a smaller quantity. Remember, you can add more honey later if needed, but once it's blended into the tea, it's harder to reduce the sweetness.

Can I add sparkling water or lemonade to make this drink fizzy?

Absolutely! Berry iced tea offers endless possibilities for creative variations. You can elevate it by adding a splash of sparkling water, which lends a delightful fizz to the drink. For a tangy twist, consider incorporating a splash of refreshing lemonade. These variations bring unique dimensions to the drink, adding extra sparkle or zesty notes to enhance your sipping experience.

Enhance Your Summer Parties With This Fun Drink

Midnight Berry Iced Tea is a refreshing and flavorful beverage that captures the essence of summer in every sip. With its vibrant colors, invigorating flavors, and the flexibility to customize it to your taste, this delightful drink is a perfect companion for warm days and relaxing moments.

So, raise your glass, indulge in the enchanting flavors, and let berry iced tea become your go-to refreshment for your upcoming get-togethers!