Refreshing strawberry tea from scratch with fresh strawberries is the perfect warm drink you can sip through the day. Made with just three basic ingredients, totally customizable, delicious, light pick me up drink that in less than 10 minutes. Vegan and gluten free.
Come winter all I want is a soothing beverage all day long. While it is super tempting to go for that strong filter coffee or masala chai at any time of the day, I do try to limit the caffeine intake and turn in to these herbal and fruity teas.
Once you look beyond the traditional tea and open for choices, there are literally tons of delicious herbal and fruity teas out there for you try. I am slowly trying to explore the options and don’t worry I will make it easy for you by sharing the recipes here 🙂
This strawberry tea is something we have been enjoying lately. With abundance of fresh strawberries, this sweet tea is one of the best ways to enjoy them.
It is a super simple recipe and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. You can vary the flavors and make your signature ones easily. Do try it out and enjoy!
About This Recipe
What Is Strawberry Tea?
Strawberry tea is a tasty fruity sweet tea made fresh strawberries, tea leaves, sweetener of choice and a dash of lemon.
It is a refreshing, soothing and easy to make tea that you can serve as warm tea or even iced tea. There are so many variations you can make with this recipe to make it more interesting.
On days when you want something soothing yet limit on caffeine, these herbal and fruity teas are a good choice. Do try it out and enjoy during strawberry season.
Why This Recipe Works?
This strawberry tea recipe is a super simple to make and ready in minutes. This is a perfect beverage of choice when you want something as instant pick me up that is laden with calories or caffeine.
This recipe uses fresh berries instead of store bought fruit crush or syrups so it is healthier. This is also a wonderfully customizable recipe where you can vary the flavor and taste by changing ingredients.
The recipe I am sharing here is for warm tea but you can easily convert this into strawberry iced tea and enjoy during summers.
In this recipe you can use any of favorite tea like green tea, black tea or even flavored ones like peppermint tea, rose tea or even tisanes.
To get the pronounced strawberry taste you can just steep the tea for a minute or two or for string tea flavor, steep it longer. Try it out and enjoy this strawberry tea. It is
easy and quick to make
full of strawberry flavor
vegan and gluten free
caffeine free (you can add caffeinated tea if you want)
delicious and soothing.
Treat to the taste buds.
How To Make Strawberry Tea Recipe
Pick and rinse red ripe strawberries and hull them. Chop the berries coarsely and measure 3/4 cup. You can slice them using a knife or use a food processor to chop it.
Add 3 cups of water to a sauce pan. Add sliced strawberries and few mint leaves torn. If you are adding sugar add.
Bring it to a boil. Boil in medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove the boiling water with strawberries from flame and dip in the tea bags.
Close the pan and let tea bags steep for 1-2 minutes. You can also add loose tea leaves but don’t forget to strain the tea using a tea strainer.
Remove the tea bags, add maple or sugar or honey and mix well. Now to the tea add lemon juice and mix.
Divide among three serving glasses and serve strawberry tea warm.
Make sure to use ripe red strawberries for best taste.
It helps to taste the berries so that you will not end up super tart tea. Also make sure to add maple or honey to your liking. I have used maple syrup here.
You can also use frozen strawberries in this recipe.
Do not boil the mixture after adding tea bags or tea leaves.
You can garnish with finely chopped fresh strawberry before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make strawberry iced tea recipe?
You can easily make iced strawberry tea during summertime with the same ingredients. Just follow the steps and once the tea is ready cool it down. Strain the tea to a pitcher.
Add ice cubes in a serving glass and pour tea over it. Serve 🙂 You can also prepare the tea with 1.5 cups boiling water and add 1.5 cups cold water to thin it down.
Can I make this tea with strawberry syrup?
Yes you can easily make this tea with syrup. However do not boil the water vigorously with syrup as we do with fresh berries. Also if you are sweetened syrup make sure to add less sweetener or leave it out as per taste.
If you are using strawberry syrup, just bring the water to a rolling boil, switch it off and steep the tea bags. Add 2-3 tablespoons strawberry syrup or strawberry juice per serving of tea and serve. You can use this strawberry sauce or the ones from grocery stores.
Can we make this drink ahead?
Yes but you will have to serve it as iced tea or cold tea. This strawberry tea stays good for 2-3 days in refrigerator.
Is strawberry tea caffeine free?
Yes if you use caffeine free tea as I did here.
what are the health benefits of strawberry tea?
This tea is rich in vitamins and anti oxidants. It helps in fighting inflammation. It also helps in improving immunity and also has anti aging properties.
Is this tea similar to Starbucks’s strawberry acai refresher?
No, this strawberry tea is a fruit tea with fresh berries and green tea or herbal tea whereas Starbuck’s strawberry acai drink is made of fresh berries, green coffee bean extract and acai powder.
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Strawberry Tea (Sweet Tea)
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 3/4 cup strawberries chopped
- 3 cups water
- 3 tea bags green tea or any flavored herbal tea
- 3 teaspoons maple syrup or sugar or honey
- Pick and rinse red ripe strawberries and hull them. Chop the berries coarsely and measure 3/4 cup. You can slice them using a knife or use a food processor to chop it.
- Add 3 cups of water to a sauce pan. Add sliced strawberries and few mint leaves torn. If you are adding sugar add.
- Bring it to a boil. Boil in medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove the boiling water with strawberries from flame and dip in the tea bags.
- Close the pan and let tea bags steep for 1-2 minutes. You can also add loose tea leaves but don’t forget to strain the tea using a tea strainer.
- Remove the tea bags, add maple or sugar or honey and mix well. Now to the tea add lemon juice and mix.
- Divide among three serving glasses and serve strawberry tea warm.