Instant Pot® Blackberry Iced Tea

Instant Pot® Blackberry Iced Tea

Instant Pot® Blackberry Iced Tea

Recipe by stevefillmore
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  • 8 c. water

 6 organic black tea bags, paper tags removed

 1½ c. fresh blackberries, divided

  • 2 T. fresh basil, chopped

 ½ c. honey, preferably loca

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½ c. water

  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice

  • Optional Garnish
  • Fresh blackberries

  • Fresh basil sprigs


  • Add water, tea bags, and a half cup blackberries to Instant Pot® and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
  • While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, honey, and water to saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Cook, gently pressing on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring the mixture to combine, for 4-5 minutes. Once honey is completely melted and the mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and set aside.
  • When cook time on Instant Pot® is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  • Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey simple syrup, to taste. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!


  • Tip: To reduce bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda prior to brewing and remove tea bags as soon as the pressure has been fully released. 

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