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May 18, 2017

Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea

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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.

A woman holds a glass of Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea

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 PlatesWhole30 Taco Zucchini BoatsGalia Melon Jamón SkewersWhole30 Bacon Apple Salad with Bacon VinaigretteWhole30 Steak Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

In search of more non-alcoholic drinks, check out my Mocktails and Nonalcoholic Drinks category.

Overhead of a colorful glass of Whole30-compliant fruit tea

What do I need to make this Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea?

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A mug holds a serving of refreshing summery tea

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.

Close up of a glass of Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea

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.

Close up overhead of a glass of bright red tea, which is Whole30-friendly

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.

A glass of Blackberry Lemon Tea is shown, decorated festively for July 4

What are some other delicious summer drinks I can serve at a gathering?

A glass of Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea is shown with Pinterest text

Now who’s ready for a glass?

Scroll on down to learn how to make this refreshing iced Whole30 tea

Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea
Yield: 8 servings

Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the water over high heat.
  2. When the water comes to a boil, remove from the heat, and add the blackberries, lemon and the tea bags.
  3. Muddle the blackberries.
  4. Let the ingredients steep for an hour.
  5. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a pitcher.
  6. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

What kinds of drinks do you like to sip during the summer?

Can I get you a glass of this tea?


  1. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    This looks SO good, Erin! I am not a big fan of tea, but I may have to make a lemonade version of this, because yum!!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Madison! I wasn’t really a tea fan myself before pregnancy, and I adore it now… so maybe your tastebuds will change to like it? Or maybe you’ll just like this because of the lemonade-y quality to it? Enjoy, friend!

  2. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    I love this! I would love to be sipping on this on this warm sunny day!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Des! This drink is so perfect for sipping in the summertime!

  3. Delaney | Melanie Makes

    This tea looks delicious and so festive!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Delaney! 😀

  4. Katerina @ diethood .com

    This tea looks and sounds SO delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Katerina! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  5. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    This is just the thing I’d like to drink on a hot summer day!

    • Erin

      It’s SO refreshing for a hot day! Enjoy, Renee!

  6. Krista

    This Tea sounds amazing! Great to have all Summer!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Krista! This is a wonderful beverage to keep in the fridge for the warm months ahead…

  7. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    That sounds wonderfully refreshing and your pictures are gorgeous!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Kimberly! This tea really is wonderfully refreshing! And I had so much fun making and styling these photos. 🙂

  8. Cookin Canuck

    What a fantastic refreshing drink for those hot summer days that are just around the corner!

    • Erin

      YES! This is gonna come in handy when the temperatures are hot and the days are long. 😀

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  13. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    I made this for my parents who are doing whole30 and even though I usually do not like any tea, we all loved this! I used frozen mixed berries instead of fresh blackberries and it was still delicious!

    • Erin

      This makes me SO happy to hear, Madison! I’ve never tried it with frozen mixed berries, but I bet it’s absolutely delicious. Hooray for fruit tea!

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