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Strawberry Sweet Tea

This Iced Strawberry Sweet Tea uses a 3-ingredient homemade strawberry simple syrup to sweeten up freshly steeped tea in just 35 minutes! 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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Once boiling, remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep the tea for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags from the water, squeezing out any excess liquid with a pair of tongs.
  • Transfer the tea into a large pitcher with 4 additional cups of water and 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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