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Strawberry Iced Tea

Enjoy homemade Strawberry Sweet Tea is an easy and refreshing cold beverage that will quench your thirst. Fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and tea create a thirst-quenching drink for everyone.
Course Beverage, Breakfast/Snack, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword iced tea with strawberries, strawberry iced tea, strawberry tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 136kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

Equipment

Ingredients

Strawberry Syrup

How to make Strawberry Iced Tea

  • 1 cup strawberry syrup recipe below
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 bags black tea Note 3
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • ice cubes
  • fresh mint and sliced strawberries optional garnish

Instructions

How to make Strawberry Syrup

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the strawberries, sugar, and water.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for around 30 minutes or until the strawberries are soft.
  • Remove from heat and strain into a container. Set aside to cool down.

Strawberry Iced Tea

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add 2 cups of water.
  • Heat the water to a rolling boil.
  • Remove from the heat and add the tea bags.
  • Let the tea steep for 5 minutes. Then discard the tea bags
  • Add the sugar and stir to combine.
  • Pour the strawberry syrup into a pitcher, add the tea and the remaining 4 cups of water.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and stirring once more.
  • Fill glasses with ice and serve.

Notes

  • Be sure to check Expert Tips and FAQs above with important tips and questions that can help make a delicious recipe. 
 
Note 1: Sliced strawberries will release more juice for flavor into the water.
Note 2: The deeper the color of the strawberry, the riper the strawberry. 
Note 3: Any Green tea or decaffeinated tea can be also be used.  
Storage:
The strawberry syrup can be made ahead of time. Keep in an airtight covered container or mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
Keep the iced tea in the fridge in a large pitcher. We recommend drinking this tea within 24 hours for best flavor and freshness. 
  • I’m not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes

 

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg