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Cool down with Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea! This Whole30-compliant iced tea makes the perfect sipper for the warm months ahead. Makes 8 servings.
While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting back to my roots of all the water during this Whole30, I’ve missed fun drinks.
Even though it appears that I’m a bit boozy IRL based on the cocktails I share here, I can assure you I’m not.
In fact, dropping alcohol for the Whole30 was actually the easiest thing to kick. (Heck, I was able to do that for nearly a year during pregnancy and the first few months of Lady A’s life, and it wasn’t a thing then. Not one now, either.)
But sometimes, a girl wants a refreshing drink that isn’t a big glass ‘o water.
So today, I made us a Whole30-compliant iced tea that can be out go-to for summertime picnics, barbecues and patriotic festivities.
Specifically those patriotic festivities. Because whether or not you’re on the Whole30, we all deserve to have a delicious summer sipper in hand this summer.
More Whole30 recipes for the summertime: Whole30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Plates / Whole30 Taco Zucchini Boats / Galia Melon Jamón Skewers / Whole30 Bacon Apple Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette / Whole30 Steak Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
In search of more non-alcoholic drinks, check out my Mocktails and Nonalcoholic Drinks category.
What do I need to make this Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea?
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- Whole30-compliant lemon ginger tea.
- Metal muddler.
- Fine Mesh Strainer.
- Drinking jar with handle.
- Kate Spade New York Raise a Glass Acrylic Pitcher.
How do I make this Whole30 mocktail?
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the water over high heat. When the water comes to a boil, remove it from the heat.
Add the blackberries, lemon and the tea bags.
While the water is still hot, muddle the blackberries, and let the ingredients steep for an hour.
Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a pitcher, then refrigerate, and serve cool.
So this is a boring unsweetened tea?
I’d like think it’s more than just an unsweetened Whole30 tea. The blackberries are offering a lovely sweetness in this drink, and it packs all kinds of flavor, thanks to fresh blackberries and lemon slices.
The best news is it goes down so easily and is super refreshing.
And I don’t know about y’all, but I plan to have a pitcher of this goodness in my fridge all summer long.
Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips and Tricks
- Make your tea in advance. During the summertime, nobody wants a glass of hot tea… even if you add ice. Make this tea the day in advance, and let it chill overnight for maximum crispness.
- No fresh berries? You could absolutely use frozen berries instead of the fresh ones listed in the recipe box below.
- Not on a Whole30 and want to turn this mocktail into a cocktail? Serve the drink as is for the folks who are doing a Whole30 or don’t drink. If you want to spike this, feel free! I think it would be particularly refreshing with vodka, rum or even tequila.
What are some other delicious summer drinks I can serve at a gathering?
- Strawberry Honeysuckle Sparkler
- Cheerwine Bourbon Slushies
- Blackberry Ginger White Wine Slush
- Patriotic Berry Spritzer
- Peach Moscow Mule
Now who’s ready for a glass?
Scroll on down to learn how to make this refreshing iced Whole30 tea
Cool down with Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea! This Whole30-compliant iced tea makes the perfect sipper for the warm months ahead. This tea's brightness comes from the fresh muddled blackberries and lemon added to the tea during an hour-long steep. Strain, chill, then serve ice cold. Perfect for summertime holidays, picnics, potlucks, barbecues and more, Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea is sure to become a favorite summertime drink!
- 8 cups water
- 6 oz. blackberries
- ½ large lemon, cut into wedges
- 2 Whole30-compliant lemon ginger tea bags
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the water over high heat.
- When the water comes to a boil, remove from the heat, and add the blackberries, lemon and the tea bags.
- Muddle the blackberries.
- Let the ingredients steep for an hour.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a pitcher.
- Refrigerate, and serve cool.
Be sure to check your tea bags and their ingredients to ensure you are using a Whole30-compliant one. We couldn't drink my first batch of this because my lemon ginger tea had soy in it.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 17 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g