Southern Strawberry Tea

Posted by on 7/9/2015 to Recipes
Southern Strawberry Tea
If you are looking for a simple and quick, absolutely unforgettable recipe to make this weekend, just go ahead and make a pitcher of this strawberry sweet tea. I promise it will be such a hit that your guests will audibly swoon, your grandmother will stop asking if you’re planning on wearing a cover up, and your kids will promise to let you go to the bathroom in peace.

Ingredients

    For the Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups pure cane or coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • For the Tea:
  • 3 Luzianne family size tea bags
  • 3 cups water
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup

Directions

    For the Strawberry Simple Syrup:
  1. Add strawberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly then pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a gallon pitcher. Discard the cooked fruit.
  2. For the Tea:
  3. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, drop in tea bags, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Pour tea into the pitcher w/ the syrup and stir.
  5. Fill the rest of the pitcher w/ cold water.
  6. Chill completely then serve over ice &/or freshly frozen strawberries.
  7. Enjoy!