This Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea is refreshing and caffeine-free. The strawberries make it sweet enough on its own, but you can customize the sweetness to your liking.
Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea is refreshing and the perfect summer cooler. If you have mint growing in your garden, then you have a lot of mint! Such a beautiful and fragrant plant. I can still remember it in my grandmother’s garden when I was growing up. And big juicy, ripe strawberries go so perfectly with mint that I can’t believe I never thought of this combination before.
This recipe is sweet enough on its own, but you can customize the sweetness to your preference. And it’s caffeine free!
Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced, divided (1 ½ cup and ½ cup)
- 20 whole fresh mint leaves, more or less to liking plus more for garnish
- 4 bags Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea
- Honey,agave or honey to your taste and liking, optional
- Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 ½ strawberries and mint. Simmer about 5 minutes until water turns light red.
- Add 4 tea bags and simmer for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and let tea bag steep for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Pour tea through a sieve into a large bowl. Discard strawberries, mint leaves and tea bags.
- Let come to room temperature then refrigerate until serving.
- Sweeten to individual taste, if desired.
- Garnish with remaining strawberries and additional mint leaves.
Recipe adapted from O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook.
Helen meeks says
Iced Tea has always been a staple for me in the spring and summer months. Thank you, thank you for making my favorite drink even better! Who knew strawberry and mint would taste so good together!
Very yummy and the color is so bright and pretty! I do not like my ice tea getting watered down when I put it over ice so I freeze some of the tea in old fashion ice cube trays and pour the tea over “tea cubes. Thanks Sally, this was wonderful and refreshing.
karla m says
Very good tea with no bitter after taste. So pretty too!