Strawberry Tea (Hot + Iced)

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Made using water, green tea leaves, fresh strawberries, and honey, this flavorful Strawberry Tea is a delight to sip on. Serve it hot or iced.

If you are looking for more strawberry recipes, here are some favorites: Strawberry Basil Lemonade, Strawberry Banana Milkshake, Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie, and Strawberry Coulis.

Hot strawberry Tea served in a glass.
Hot Strawberry Tea
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Strawberry Iced Tea served in a glass.
Strawberry Iced Tea

We were in Los Angeles a few years back and went to a strawberry-picking farm at a friend’s recommendation. I had never seen anything like that back in India. You go to a farm and pick your berries. What fun!

Of course, the berries were super fresh and sold much cheaper than in supermarkets. I got overwhelmed and bought myself a few pounds. For the next few days, it was all about strawberries in my house.

I learned How To Freeze Strawberries and froze a good amount, and the rest was used to make strawberry-flavored recipes.

This strawberry tea was made on repeat as it is super easy to make and very refreshing.

About Strawberry Tea

Strawberry Tea is a red, sweet, fruity, and freshly brewed tea flavored with fresh summer strawberries. When summer sets in, and the market is flooded with juicy red strawberries, I stock my fridge with these beauties, and this tea is made on a roll!

It is a great sweet tea to give your everyday beverage a break and try something healthier and fruity. It has no artificial colors or flavors, tastes like store-bought drinks, and can be made sugar-free. 

Strawberry-flavored tea is tasty and has many health benefits, so I like to include it in my daily diet.

Serve it hot or add a few ice cubes to the glass and serve chilled.

I have tons of beverage recipes on the blog. Do check them out, too.

Ingredients

Strawberries – Fresh strawberries are best for making this tea. However, you can also make this tea using thawed frozen strawberries. Frozen strawberries lose their sweet and tangy flavor over time and don’t give as good results as fresh ones.

Honey – I used honey to sweeten the tea. You can also use agave syrup, maple syrup, white or brown sugar, or sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit. Adjust the amount to your taste.

Tea Leaves – I have used loose green tea here, but you can also use tea bags. Use any brand that you like.

Variations

If you like to make adult versions of drinks, chill the brewed tea, add a splash of vodka, white rum, or tequila, and pour it over ice. I promise you this unique cocktail will be your summer favorite.

You can also make a mimosa by blending this tea with sparkling wine.

Mix the brewed tea with lemonade and make a strawberry lemonade.

Other teas, such as black, chamomile, or Earl Grey, also work well in this recipe.

You can skip adding the tea leaves and make it a strawberry-flavored herbal tea.

How To Make Strawberry Flavored Tea

Preparation

Start by preparing the strawberries. Wash 10-12 strawberries and chop off their top leafy part. Chop them into small pieces.

Make Hot Strawberry Tea

Add 4 cups of water and ½ cup of chopped strawberries to a medium-sized saucepan and boil over medium-high heat.

Water and strawberries added to a pan.

Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Tea simmering.

Switch off the heat, add 2 teaspoon loose green tea leaves (or 2 tea bags) to the pan, and stir gently.

Green tea leaves added to the pan.

Cover the pan with a lid and let the tea steep for 2 minutes.

Do not brew for longer. Otherwise, it may turn bitter. I feel 2 minutes is a perfect brewing time.

Pan covered with a lid.

Add 2 tablespoon honey and mix well.

Note – According to Ayurveda, cooking honey destroys its medicinal benefits. So always add it to your recipes after switching off the heat.

Honey added to the pan.

Divide the remaining ¼ cup of chopped strawberries between 4 serving cups.

Chopped strawberries added to a glass.

Strain the strawberry-flavored tea in the cups using a tea strainer and discard the cooked strawberries.

Serve immediately.

Tea strained in the glass.

Make Strawberry Iced Tea

Once the tea is ready, strain it and cool it to room temperature. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Note – Making iced tea while the brewed tea is still warm will melt the ice, leaving you with a watery room-temperature drink.

Add chopped strawberries and 1-2 lime slices to the serving glass.

Chopped strawberries and lime slice added to a glass.

Fill the glass with ice cubes.

ce cubes added to the glass.

Pour the tea over ice and serve immediately.

Strawberry tea poured over ice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make strawberry green tea using other fruits?

You can combine strawberries with other fruits like mangoes, peaches, watermelon, pineapple, etc.

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Made using water, green tea leaves, fresh strawberries, and honey, this flavorful Strawberry Tea is a delight to sip on. Serve it hot or iced.
4.67 from 9 votes

Strawberry Tea Recipe (Hot + Iced)

Made using water, green tea leaves, fresh strawberries, and honey, this flavorful Strawberry Tea is a delight to sip on. Serve it hot or iced.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons loose green tea bags (or 2 tea bags)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (use maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan)

For Serving

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
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Instructions 

Make Hot Strawberry Tea

  • Add water and strawberries to a medium-sized saucepan and boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat, add green tea to the pan, and stir gently.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the tea steep for 2 minutes.
  • Do not brew the tea for longer; otherwise, it may turn bitter. I feel 2 minutes is a perfect brewing time.
  • Add honey and mix well.
  • Divide the chopped strawberries meant for serving between 4 serving cups.
  • Strain the tea in the cups using a tea strainer and discard the cooked strawberries.
  • Serve immediately.

Make Strawberry Iced Tea

  • Once the tea is ready, strain it and cool it to room temperature. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Add chopped strawberries meant for serving and 1-2 lime slices to 4 serving glasses.
  • Fill the glasses with ice cubes.
  • Pour the tea over ice and serve immediately.

Notes

Adjust the sweetener as per your liking.
Add some lemon juice for extra tartness.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 51mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Just made this refreshing drink. So perfect! Has a wonderful flavor, and very easy to prepare. Thank you very much.