Made using water, green tea leaves, fresh strawberries, and honey, this flavorful strawberry tea delights you one sip at a time. Make this refreshing drink in under 10 minutes. Serve it warm or chilled.
About This Recipe
Strawberry tea is a red, sweet, fruity, and freshly brewed tea that is flavored with fresh summer strawberries. When summer sets in, and the market is flooded with red juicy strawberries, I stock my fridge with these beauties, and this tea is made on a roll!
It is a great sweet tea if you want to give your everyday beverage a break and try something healthier and fruity. It has no artificial colors or flavors, tastes just like store-bought drinks, and can be made sugar-free.
Strawberry tea is tasty, yes but it also has many health benefits and that’s why I like to include it in my daily diet.
It helps in curing ailments like diarrhea, skin inflammation, and joint pains. This tea is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese and also helps the brain function faster.
So what are you waiting for, if it’s the strawberry season, buy some and make this refreshing drink for yourself? I have made it hot but you can definitely let it cool down, add some ice cubes, and serve it chilled.
Strawberries – Fresh strawberries are best to make this tea.
Honey – I used honey to sweeten the tea. You can also use agave syrup, maple syrup, sugar, or sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit. Adjust the amount as per your taste.
Tea Leaves – I have used green tea bags here, but you can use loose tea as well. Other tea like black tea, chamomile, black tea, earl grey also works well in this recipe. For best results, make sure you brew the tea to the proper temperature and for the recommended amount of time.
Others – If you are like me who loves to make adult versions of their drinks, then chill the brewed tea, add a splash of vodka and pour it over ice. I promise you this unique cocktail will be your summer favorite.
How To Make Strawberry Tea
Start by preparing the strawberries. Wash 10-12 strawberries and chop off their top leafy part. Dice the strawberries.
Add 4 cups of water and ½ cup diced strawberries to a medium-size saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
When the water starts to boil, switch off the heat and stir in the honey. Adjust the amount of honey according to your taste. You can replace honey with any other sweetener of your choice.
Note – According to Ayurveda, cooking honey destroys its medicinal benefits. So always add it to your recipes after switching off the heat.
To make vegan tea, replace honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
Dip 2 green tea bags in the pan and let them steep for 2 minutes. You can use 2 teaspoon loose green tea in place of 2 tea bags.
Do not brew the tea for longer, otherwise, it may turn bitter. I personally feel 2 minutes is a perfect brewing time.
Divide the remaining ¼ cup chopped strawberries in between 4 serving cups.
Strain the tea in the cups using a tea strainer and discard the cooked strawberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can also make this tea by pureeing the strawberries. Brew the green tea in water for a minute. Strain and set aside. Puree the strawberries until smooth. Pass the puree through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep the strawberry juice and discard the pulp. Stir together brewed tea, strawberry juice, and honey. Stir in water, pour over ice and serve chilled.
You can make this tea with milk too. Brew 2 green tea bags in 2 cups of water. Puree the strawberries. Stir together brewed tea, pureed strawberries, and 2 cups of chilled milk. Pour over ice and serve chilled. You can also add boba pearls to this tea.
No, frozen strawberries tend to lose their sweet and tangy flavor over time and don’t give good results when used in this tea.
Therefore, I will recommend you make this tea using only fresh strawberries.
Yes, you can try combining strawberries with other fruits like mangoes, peaches, watermelon, pineapple, etc.
If you like your tea cold, then you can also make a strawberry iced tea using the same ingredients.
Once your tea is made, cool it to room temperature and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Then pour it over ice and serve chilled. Making iced tea while the brewed tea is still warm will melt your ice and you’ll be left with a watery room temperature drink.
If you are looking to drink it warm, I recommend making it fresh. But if you plan to sip it chilled, then you can brew this tea and refrigerate it for up to a day.
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Strawberry Tea Recipe
- 10-12 fresh strawberries (diced, divided)
- 4 cups water
- 2 green tea bags (or 2 teaspoon loose green tea)
- 2 tablespoons honey (use maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan)
- To a medium-size saucepan, add water and ½ cup diced strawberries and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- When the water starts to boil, turn off the heat. Add honey to the pan and stir until combined.
- Dip the tea bags in the water and let them steep for 2 minutes.
- Divide the remaining chopped strawberries in between 4 serving cups.
- Strain the tea in the cups using a tea strainer and discard the cooked strawberries.
- Serve immediately.