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Strawberry Tea

This Iced Strawberry Tea uses a 3-ingredient homemade strawberry simple syrup to sweeten up freshly steeped tea in just 35 minutes! This fruity sweet tea is perfect for cooling down with on those hot summer days!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 drinks
Calories: 168kcal



  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
    8 cups water
  • Once boiling, remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep the tea for 5 minutes.
    8 black tea bags
  • Remove the tea bags from the water.
  • Transfer the tea into a large pitcher with 4 additional cups of water and baking soda.
    8 cups water, 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Using the same saucepan, add the remaining 2 cups of water, strawberries, and sugar, and bring to a low simmer for 20 minutes.
    8 cups water, 4 cups strawberries, 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • Remove the strawberries from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
  • Strain the strawberries through a fine mesh sieve into a small cup or pitcher, pressing the juice out of the berries. Discard the berry pulp.
  • Add the strawberry syrup to the pitcher with the tea and stir to combine.
  • Pour and serve over ice.


  • Baking soda is added to reduce any bitter flavor from the tea.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • This is SWEET tea, however, you can reduce the sugar by half and a fruitier flavor and add lemon juice for some zestiness.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg