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Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea

FRESH STRAWBERRIES AND SOUTHERN SWEET TEA COME TOGETHER TO MAKE ONE REFRESHING, PURE AND DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY SWEET ICED TEA. NO SIMPLE SYRUP NEEDED!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword fruit tea, how to make, iced tea, southern tea, strawberries, sweet tea
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 4-5 family-size tea bags I use Luzianne
  • 6 cups water divided
  • 4 cups ripe strawberries makes about 1 cup of juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Frozen or fresh strawberries mint (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • In a small pot, bring two cups of water to a boil. (could also heat in the microwave)
  • Remove from heat and add tea bags.
  • Let tea bags steep for 10 minutes before discarding the tea bags.
  • Meanwhile, dice up strawberries.
  • Place in a food processor and puree.
  • Strain pureed strawberries through a mesh strainer, reserving the juice and discarding the pulp.
  • In a large pitcher, add tea, strawberry juice, and sugar.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in 4 cups of cold water.
  • Refrigerate until ice cold.
  • Pour over ice and serve immediately.
  • If desired used frozen strawberries as ice cubes and fresh strawberries or mint as garnish.

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