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Strawberry Lemonade Iced Tea

I make this recipe with cold brew tea bags, but if you want to make the tea the way you prefer first, that is fine too. You just need 2 quarts of prepared tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 qt plus 1 cup of water
  • 2 cold brew tea bags
  • 1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 8 strawberries 5 large chop and 3 sliced
  • juice from one lemon fresh squeezed
  • lemon slices for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Prepare cold brew tea by steeping two tea bags in 2 quarts room temperature water with 1 cup of the sugar for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the strength of tea is to your liking.
  • While tea is steeping, place the 5 chopped strawberries with the remaining water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Let come to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain strawberry liquid through a fine mesh colander gently crushing the berries to get the juice out of them. Let liquid cool and add in lemon juice.
  • Add strawberry/lemon mix to the steeped tea, discarding the tea bags. Mix to combine everything together.
  • Taking an ice cube tray, place sliced of the 3 strawberries into each container. Carefully, pour the tea mixture over the strawberries and place in freezer to freeze. Place remaining tea in a pitcher and let get cold in the fridge.
  • When tea is cold and ice cubes are frozen, pop out the ice cubes, add to a glass with lemon slices (optional) and pour in the tea. Serve and enjoy!