Strawberry Iced Tea is the drink you never knew you needed. Bursting with fresh strawberry flavor and, of course, that classic sweet tea we all know and love. Easy and quick!
- 3 Cups Cold Water
- 2 Cups Boiling Water
- 1 1/2 Cups Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar
- 5 Regular Black Tea Bags
- Strawberry Slices
- Place the boiling water and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove the tea bags from their wrappers and remove the string, gently.
- Place all 5 tea bags in the boiling water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
- Carefully, squeeze the water out of the tea bags and discard them.
- Add the strawberry syrup to the bowl and stir well.
- Add the cold water to a pitcher and follow it with the bowl of tea mixture. Stir well.
- Add ice to both the pitcher and your glasses, if desired, and pour the tea into the glasses.
- Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice, if you like, and enjoy!
- You will definitely want to chill the tea or ice it down before serving or it will be lukewarm.
- Be sure to taste the tea before adding ice to make sure you enjoy the level of strawberry and sugar. Everyone differs!
- Do not leave the tea bags to steep longer than 5 minutes or you risk the tea tasting too bitter.
- For the strawberry simple syrup, you can also use just strawberry syrup as well (NOT the stuff for ice cream). Each brand differs, so I would start out with a third of the amount of syrup and go from there to make sure you don’t ruin your batch of tea.
- I tend to make my own strawberry simple syrup, but Rose’s Simple Syrup or Torani Strawberry Syrup are both great options I use as well.
- Dissolving the sugar when the water is at its hottest is the best time to do it. Don’t make the mistake of adding the sugar after it’s cooled or it will never fully dissolve.
- Lipton is one of my favorite brands for tea bags when it comes to iced tea, but any brand will do. However, be sure to check the strength because brands differ.