Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

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This quick and easy Instant Pot Iced Tea blends fresh blackberries with black tea for a delicious summer treat that you won’t be able to resist making. It takes just 10 minutes (plus time to chill).

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The Instant Pot has so many uses beyond just making a quick dinner. It’s fantastic for making a quick fruit tea that you can chill and drink over ice.

Using organic black tea bags, this recipe combines seasonal fresh blackberries with local honey and it jazzes up your typical iced tea.

I make a lot of iced tea at home. Usually I’m just making black iced tea, but it gets a little boring. I love adding fresh fruit to the tea. It’s so much better than brewing flavored iced tea bags, which never really tastes like actual fruit.

If you like this recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Peach Iced Tea recipe too. This Instant Pot tea can be used with any fruit. Try it with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

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If you’re lucky enough to have blackberry bushes nearby, you can do some picking and use fresh berries in this recipe. You might also want to freeze some to use even after the season is over.

This recipe also uses a blackberry simple syrup that can be used not only to sweeten and flavor this iced tea, but can also be used in cocktails, like this Blackberry Dark & Stormy, which is one of my favorite cocktails.

Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.

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instant pot blackberry iced tea

Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

This Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea uses fresh fruit to infuse black tea with incredible summer flavor.

Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot

5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Pressurizing Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 103 kcal



  • 8 cups water divided
  • 5 black tea bags paper tags removed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Extra blackberries and basil sprigs for garnish


  • Add half the water, tea bags, and blackberries to Instant Pot and stir to combine. Lock the lid and set the vent to sealing. Select the pressure cook button and set the time to 5 minutes.
  • When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release. Remove the lid and discard the tea bags..
  • Add the basil, honey, and lemon juice and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea over a fine mesh strainer into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add remaining 4 cups of cold water. Cool completely.
  • Serve over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 113IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

  1. Cristie says:

    This sounds wonderful and Iove how the blackberries stain the water. I’d love to try this with a caffeine free tea so my little guy could also drink it also.

  2. Mirlene says:

    5 stars
    This is a fantastic way to freshen up your day during hot summer days. Adding this recipe to my list – it will surely save me plenty of times later this year!

  3. Erika says:

    5 stars
    I love drinking iced teas, especially now that the weather is warming up. This drink is so refreshing!

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