Kicked-Up Boston Iced Tea

Kicked-Up Boston Iced Tea

Boston is known for a lot of things – The Red Sox, amazing Universities and clam chowder to name a few. But one thing that people don’t really talk about are their cranberries. Massachusetts produces some of the best cranberries in the world, so it is no wonder that they use it in a lot of their cuisine. One particular use of cranberries is a “Boston Iced Tea,” which is an incredibly refreshing iced tea that is half cranberry juice and half iced tea. I decided to kick this iced tea up by mixing in two flavors that pair wonderfully with Cranberries; Clove and Cinnamon. To add some additional zing I used a Chai tea as a base to give it a lively flavor that will really refresh you on those scorching summer days


What you will need:

  • 6 teaspoons Masala Chai (or any other traditional Chai Tea)

  • An iced tea pitcher

  • A teapot (must be able to hold at least 6 cups)

  • ½ can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

  • 4 cups of ice

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 8 whole cloves


    Steps to take:

    1. Heat your water until it boils

    2. Put the Chai tea, cinnamon stick and cloves in the teapot

    3. Fill the teapot with boiling water

    4. Steep for 5 minutes

    5. Pour and strain tea into the pitcher

    6. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves

    7. Stir in the frozen cranberry juice concentrate

    8. Fill the pitcher with ice

    9. Drink and be merry!



    On a really hot day, sometimes you need more than water. This iced tea is tangy, a touch tart and totally refreshing.

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