Strawberry Sweet Tea


Author: Rachel

Published Date: February 2, 2024

Imagine the classic comfort of iced tea seamlessly infused with the sweet, tanginess of fresh strawberries. Strawberry Sweet Tea is your ticket to a blissful sip. And the best part? It’s surprisingly simple to make, with a prep time that’s shorter than waiting for your takeout order! So, grab your favorite pitcher, and let’s stir up some magic together.

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Strawberry Sweet Tea Ingredients

  • Water
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Black Tea Bags
  • Strawberry Slices
  • Ice
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How to Make Strawberry Sweet Tea

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Rest Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 52 ounces
  1. Place the boiling water and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove the tea bags from their wrappers and remove the string, gently.
  4. Place all 5 tea bags in the boiling water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully, squeeze the water out of the tea bags and discard them.
  6. Add the strawberry syrup to the bowl and stir well.
  7. Add the cold water to a pitcher and follow it with the bowl of tea mixture. Stir well.
  8. Add ice to both the pitcher and your glasses, if desired, and pour the tea into the glasses.
  9. Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice, if you like, and enjoy!
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Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Strawberry Sweet Tea:

Always let your tea come to room temperature before storing it to avoid condensation. Once cooled, pour it into a clean, airtight container or pitcher and slide it into your refrigerator. It’ll stay fresh and tasty for up to a week.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can this be made ahead of time?

Absolutely! Strawberry Sweet Tea is a perfect candidate for making ahead, making it a stress-free option for gatherings. Prepare the tea as per the recipe and store it in the refrigerator. In fact, letting it sit overnight can enhance the flavors as the tea and strawberry essence meld together beautifully

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Sugar Alternatives: If you’re looking to cut down on sugar, feel free to substitute white granulated sugar with honey, agave syrup, or any sweetener of your choice. Keep in mind that the sweetness level may vary with different substitutes, so adjust according to your taste.
  • Fruit Variations: Not a fan of strawberries or just feeling adventurous? Try using peach, raspberry, or blueberry syrups for a different fruity flair.
  • Herbal Touch: Add a sprig of mint or basil to the tea for an interesting herbal note.
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Helpful Cooking Notes

  • 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.
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Strawberry Sweet Tea


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Prep Time 5 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 52 ounces
Calories 34 kcal
Quench your thirst with our easy and delicious Strawberry Sweet Tea! This refreshing beverage is a delightful twist on a classic favorite.

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 3 Cups Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 ½ Cups Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • ½ Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 5 Regular Black Tea Bags
  • Strawberry Slices, optional garnish
  • Ice, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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!

NOTES

Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Strawberry Sweet Tea:

Always let your tea come to room temperature before storing it to avoid condensation. Once cooled, pour it into a clean, airtight container or pitcher and slide it into your refrigerator. It’ll stay fresh and tasty for up to a week.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can this be Frozen?

I don’t recommend freezing tea. It only takes 10 minutes to make it fresh so opt for that!

Can this be made ahead of time?

Absolutely! Strawberry Sweet Tea is a perfect candidate for making ahead, making it a stress-free option for gatherings. Prepare the tea as per the recipe and store it in the refrigerator. In fact, letting it sit overnight can enhance the flavors as the tea and strawberry essence meld together beautifully

Substitutions & Variations

  • Sugar Alternatives: If you’re looking to cut down on sugar, feel free to substitute white granulated sugar with honey, agave syrup, or any sweetener of your choice. Keep in mind that the sweetness level may vary with different substitutes, so adjust according to your taste.
  • Fruit Variations: Not a fan of strawberries or just feeling adventurous? Try using peach, raspberry, or blueberry syrups for a different fruity flair.
  • Herbal Touch: Add a sprig of mint or basil to the tea for an interesting herbal note.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • 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.

NUTRITION

Serving: 52ouncesCalories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 9gFat: 0.01gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 6mgSugar: 9gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.4mg
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