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Blackberry Ginger Iced Green Tea

40 min


10 ingredients or less

If you're looking for an antioxidant-rich, refreshing beverage, this blackberry ginger iced green tea is perfect for you. It's made with simple, fresh ingredients, that taste delicious together and also happen to be nourishing for your body. It's a perfect summer drink for hot days.



40 min


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  • 4
    green tea bags
  • 4 cups (960 mL)
    hot water, at around 75°C/165°F
  • 2 cups (288 g)
    fresh blackberries
  • ¾ cup (112 g)
    frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½
    lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup (8 g)
    fresh mint leaves
  • ½
    lime, sliced
  • 4 cups (444 g)
    ice cubes


  1. Add the green tea to the hot water and let it steep until it cools down completely.
  2. To a blender, add the blackberries, frozen pineapple, lime, ginger, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the blended blackberry mixture through a sieve to remove the seeds.
  4. To assemble, first divide the puréed blackberry mixture between the glasses, followed by mint, lime slices, and ice cubes, and finish with the cooled green tea.
  5. Stir and add more sweetener to taste. Garnish and enjoy!


  • Best to enjoy immediately.

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J - May 16, 2024, 8:51 a.m.

Hi, what do you think about making a bigger batch and then freezing the syrup as ice cubes, so it's handy to have on hand anytime ? Would it work or do I loose the health benefits from doing that?

PUL Team - May 16, 2024, 8:59 a.m.

Hey J, making a bigger batch and freezing the syrup as ice cubes is a lovely idea. We haven't tested it but I suspect it should work well. Freezing can slightly alter the texture when thawed, but since you'll be using these cubes directly in your drink, it shouldn't be a problem.

As for the health benefits, freezing preserves most of the nutrients, so you won't lose significant health benefits. Vitamins and antioxidants are generally stable during freezing. Let us know how you find it if you try it out!

Valeria Sal - Aug. 1, 2023, 7:08 p.m.

I loved it! Thank you so much!

luiza - July 14, 2023, 1:05 p.m.

love it!

Sabi and Laura - July 1, 2023, 10:26 p.m.

Don’t take it personally, but it was really not our taste. Lot’s of work for a drink witch taste just like cold green tea.

Em - June 26, 2023, 8:48 p.m.

The perfect refreshing drink for hot summer days!

Cierra - June 3, 2023, 9:42 p.m.

I really wanted to make this but don’t have no pineapple or mango. :( Any subs I could do? Thanks!

PUL Team - June 5, 2023, 5:20 a.m.

Hey there, Cierra, we've heard a positive review with kiwi! You can use an alternative fruit such as peaches as well 🙂

Gina - Sept. 8, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

I love this recipe. I made it myself with raspberry instead of blackberry. Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2022, 11:10 p.m.

Sounds yummy, Gina, thank you!

Johanna - Sept. 2, 2022, 3:29 p.m.

I love this recipe! Wouldn't have thought that fighting my rosacea could be this delicious! :D
Plus, when I noticed that the fruit mixture already tastes really delicious itself, I replaced the blackberries with frozen blueberries, mixed it with the frozen pineapples, lime and maple syrup and got a really tasty nicecream

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2022, 1:01 a.m.

Mmm blueberries and pineapple are a delicious idea, Johanna! So happy to hear it was enjoyed 🙂

Dorka - Aug. 22, 2022, 1:09 p.m.

I just made this drink and it turned out amazing! I didn't have enough blackberries at home, so I used half blackberries and half frozen cranberries instead, and it did the job perfectly. I am a big fan of green tea and this version is great for the summertime. Thanks for the recipe :)

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

Ooo the half-half mixture sounds delicious! Thanks a bunch, Dorka 🤗

TC - Aug. 21, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Perfect blend of flavors that’s cool and refreshing. I’m not a green tea fan but this drink has changed my mind completely.

PUL Team - Aug. 21, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Aw it means so much to hear, TC, enjoy!

Orlanne - Aug. 12, 2022, 3:21 p.m.

Hi there, I am about to make the recipe but I don't have any pineapple and my friend doesn't like that at all. I was wondering if I could swap it with something else. Is it to bring some acidity in the drink or is it to do with the consistency or the puree? Or both? 😁 Looking forward to try this drink in this hot weather in South England!

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2022, 7:50 a.m.

Hey Orlanne, so nice of you to think of making it for your friend! The pineapple helps add sweetness while thickening the puree. You can use an alternative fruit or fruit juice, such as mango or peach. We've also heard a positive review with kiwi. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try. Sending hugs to South England 🙂

Orlanne - Aug. 13, 2022, 9:08 a.m.

Thank you I wasn't sure with mango but I'll give it a go and let you know the result! Looking forward to trying now 🤩

Orlanne - Aug. 13, 2022, 6:28 p.m.

I did try with frozen mango in the end and it does the job perfectly!
I may have added too much tea though, the flavour was a bit diluted, but I'll give it another go! You can't go wrong with this refreshing drink! Thank you again 🥤

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 5:51 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks a bunch for the update, Orlanne, it's so appreciated 🤗

Yaël - Aug. 11, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Great drink! Since I always forget things at the supermarket, I substituted the pineapple for a peach and a gold-kiwi, so technically I don't know how the drink tastes precisely, sorry. But the make-do version was amazing. Thanks for all the recipes and inspiration for the forgetful=people-variations!

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:36 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Yaël, thanks a bunch ✨

Paprika - Aug. 11, 2022, 1:50 a.m.

I just made this - and its delicious! This is such a fun iced tea and cant believe its just fruits

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2022, 3:04 p.m.

So happy to hear, Paprika, thank you :)

Jennifer - Aug. 9, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

We made this tea to sip on during family movie night and it was a huge hit. So refreshing and gorgeous - I loved swirling around my glass and watching the blackberry syrup mix and settle. This will definitely become a summertime staple. (I also thought a version with blueberry, lemon, and thyme would be nice.).

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2022, 8:12 a.m.

Oo movie night sounds lovely and we're so glad the drink was enjoyed! Let us know if you give a blueberry, lemon, and thyme version a try 😍

Chris David - Aug. 9, 2022, 9:56 a.m.

Really nice recipe. Thanks for sharing. Also see

Steph - Aug. 8, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

I have a lot of issues with bitter/tart flavours and texture problems that make eating vegetables and fruits difficult. Your recipes really help me consume more healthy foods and I just wanted to say thanks.

I'm really enjoying this one in particular. I'm using up tea that would have just sat in my kitchen and having some fruit in the morning which is foreign to me.

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2022, 8:09 a.m.

Aw thank you for taking the time to share the kind words, Steph! We're so grateful to hear ✨

Kathy Marshall - Aug. 6, 2022, 1:53 p.m.

Delish! Used blueberries first time since they are in high season here in New England right now!

PUL Team - Aug. 6, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious! Sending hugs to New England, Kathy 🤗

Isabel - Aug. 5, 2022, 1:21 a.m.

A perfect light and fun refreshing drink for summer. Used spearmint tea to get that flavor as I didn’t have any mint on hand. A little work, but oh so worth it. 😄

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2022, 1:30 a.m.

Ooo thanks for taking the time to share, Isabel! We're so glad it was enjoyed ☀️

Chelsey - Aug. 4, 2022, 4:28 a.m.

I just made “this”, or a heavily adapted version based off of what I have on hand.

We have plenty of tea we rarely drink, so I brewed green and some black/rooibos mixed (I’ll write up that part when we try the boba recipe of yours soon!).
We have a mix of an açaí super fruit blend - so antioxidants are still coming in hot! Blueberries, mango, açaí, pineapple. I followed your instructions on the ginger, maple, lime, but are missing fresh mint. Bummer.

We enjoy this! 👌 I would definitely recommend trying it out, even if you don’t have the exact ingredients on had.
I will definitely make it again. I’d follow the recipe to a T, and just be inspired by yours to produce something in this realm of “iced tea refreshers”.
I’m saving the solids to use in my breakfast oats. 😋 Thanks Sadia! 💜

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2022, 6:17 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Chelsey, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with it! Happy cooking 😃

Anne - Aug. 3, 2022, 11:36 p.m.

I just made this as is (minus the maple syrup). So good!

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2022, 1 a.m.

Thank you, Anne!

Paulina - Aug. 3, 2022, 8:22 p.m.

Hey, Im just making it, how long I can store the sirup in the fridge?

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2022, 12:58 a.m.

Hey Paulina, the blended blackberry mixture will store best in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, although fresh is best. We hope you enjoy the iced green tea 😃

A - Aug. 2, 2022, 12:04 p.m.

Hey, do you think I can use blueberries instead of blackberries in this recipe? Thanks!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 6:38 p.m.

Hi A, we imagine you could! Just give the drink a taste test and add more sweetener to taste if needed. Do let us know how it goes if you give the iced green tea a try 😃

alice - Aug. 3, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

that's what i am just about to do as well! Didn't see many blackberries in PARIS LATELY .. NOR Alicia Keys sadly ..

PUL Team - Aug. 3, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

Hehe let us know how it goes, Alice, and sending lots of love to Paris 😃

V - July 31, 2022, 7:21 p.m.

Hope it’s not a stupid question, but can I do it with rooibos tea instead? I can’t tolerate caffeinated beverages.

PUL Team - July 31, 2022, 9:43 p.m.

Hey there, V, that's a lovely question! You can use rooibos tea. Since rooibos tea tends to be less bitter than green tea you could start with a tad less maple syrup and add more to taste at the end if you generally prefer less sweet beverages 🙂