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Jun 24, 2006 10:52 PM

Iced Tea

The other day while lunching out, I had the most delicious rasberry iced tea. The flavor was so intense. I've bought rasberry iced tea for home use before but don't remember it being so good. I should have asked the waitress what brand they used. Is there a big difference from brand to brand? If so, what is your favorite brand? It is definitely ice tea wheather here in So. Cal.

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  1. Lipton's Sun Tea works the charm for me. We go through 2-5 gallons a week.

    1. Where do you get the raspberry tea? I would prefer to get it in larger quantities? Also green tea? I love them both but refuse to pay the big bucks?

      1. Upton Tea has a raspberry tea. I've ordered from them for over a decade & never once been disappointed. They are wonderful & so are their teas. I don't care for flavored tea & haven't tried the raspberry but the reviews are excellent.

        My other two favorite tea vendors are Harney ( and Specialteas ( They will probably also have fruit flavored teas....

        1. After inquiring about a mango iced tea at (I believe) Chili's, I was informed that it was made with Monin mango syrup. I'm betting that the raspberry tea was made with raspberry syrup.

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          1. re: Mister Big

            That was a good idea. I found Bigelow rasberry tea at my market. I prepared the tea then sweetened it with DaVinci's rasberry syrup (sugar free) and it was delicious. Now I'm anxious to try other flavors, especially the Starfruit. Thanx for the tip.

            1. re: Neta

              I love DaVinci's All Natural Syrups! They use Cane Sugar! I'll be sure to make some Raspberry Iced Tea this weekend! YUMM!!! :)


          2. i really enjoy a tropical like fruit tea (like with rosehips and citrus peel and violets) like tropicana from rostov's out of richmond, va

            as mister big said, a lot of places add a syrup like monin or torani or something. theyre coming out with more gourmet brands of these syrups that taste more like fruit and less cloyingly sweet. so you might go that route.

            or just muddle fresh raspberries in. why not?

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            1. re: violet

              Really easy to make your own syrup and avoid the HFCS that's in most.