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Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

A refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea you can make in just a few minutes in your Instant Pot. Add some honey, some fresh blackberries, and a sprig of basil for a beautiful glass of Iced Tea.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, Iced Tea, Instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Natural Release 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Candi Elm


  • Instant Pot


  • 8 Cups Water
  • 6 Black Tea Bags Remove the Tags
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Black Berries Frozen Is Fine also
  • 2 TB Basil Fresh Leaves Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Local Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice Fresh
  • Fresh Blackberries For Garnish optional
  • Basil Sprigs Optional for Glass


  • Add 8 Cups of Water, Tea bags and 1/2 cup of blackberries to the 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.

Simple Syrup Instructions

  • While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, honey and water to a saucepan and 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 melted and mixture starts to thicken remove from heat and set aside.
  • When the cook time on the Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for 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!