Berry Delicious Iced Tea

There is very little caffeine here, as the tea gets steeped for only a minute, but

if it makes you concerned, substitute decaffeinated tea bags. This refreshing

cooler is definitely one that the kids will love.

2 cups fresh raspberries or blackberries (12 ounces), plus more for garnish

1 cup plus 1 quart fi ltered water

1/4  cup honey

1/4  cup sugar

5 bags black tea bags or orange pekoe tea bags, tied together

1 quart iced fi ltered water

Ice, for serving

1. Combine the berries, 1 cup of water, the honey, and sugar in a small sauce-

pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the berries

begin to break down, about 6 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fi ne

sieve set over a heatproof bowl, pressing on the solids; set aside to cool.

2. Bring the remaining quart of water almost to a boil in a large saucepan.

Remove from the heat and immediately add the tea bags. Let steep for 1 min-

ute, then remove and discard the bags. Stir in the iced water. When the tea

mixture is cool, transfer to a pitcher and stir in the berry syrup. Pour the fi n-

ished tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with more fresh be