Fresh strawberries make for a wonderful addition to this Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea recipe. You will find it super easy to make and perfect for hot summer days.
Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea
I am normally not a huge fan of flavored iced teas. I am a plain type of girl I guess. I drink my coffee black and my plain black iced tea will occasionally boast a lemon wedge or two. The store bought bottles of iced tea can never compare to a fresh brewed at home glass of tea. Every time I have tried a flavored iced tea from the bottles, the flavor just doesn’t do it for me. I am a fan of Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade and I make a CopyCat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade at home very frequently.
A few weeks ago, I made a homemade fresh Peach Iced Tea and the flavors were great. The flavors were so much better than a store bought bottle.
Since I am a huge fan of strawberries and I found a great $0.99 sale this past week, I decide to make a homemade Strawberry Iced Tea. I usually do not like sugar in my tea and this recipe does include sugar. The sugar and strawberries blended with the black tea was AMAZING.
We enjoyed two whole pitchers of this super tasty tea during our family grill out yesterday afternoon. It made for a perfect refreshing beverage for all of us.
This Southern Strawberry Sweet Tea recipe only requires a few ingredients and comes together in a few minutes time. Perfect for all the hot summer days we have to come.
3 cups sliced Strawberries
Juice from 1 Lemon
5 regular Tea Bags
1 cup Sugar
2 quart Water
Steep tea bags in 1 quart boiling water for 5 minutes with 1/2 cup sugar.
Puree strawberries in food processor until liquefied.
Remove tea bags and add remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
Add strawberry puree and lemon juice and stir well.
Strain liquid through cheesecloth or fine sieve.
Add remaining quart of water and chill.
Serve over ice.
If you are looking for a great Lemon Squeezer, you can hop on over to Amazon and score this Prepworks from Progressive International Lemon Squeezer. I purchased it and really like this one best for getting the juice from my lemons easily. I have owned quite a few lemon juicers and I really like this one.
Do you have a favorite flavored iced tea recipe? Strawberry is definitely my new favorite.
Looking for other refreshing summer beverages? Be sure to check out these other great drinks that I have shared…