Looking for a drink that is as sweet as summertime?! This Strawberry Patch Tea tastes as good as the warm summer sun feels kissing your skin. But rather than warm you up like the sun, this cool splash of sweetness provides you with a taste of ruby-red strawberries mixed with your favorite tea to create a sip that is oh, so refreshing! Cool down while embracing every single sip of that sweet, sweet summertime with a glass of Strawberry Patch Tea in hand!

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups water, cold, divided
  • 5 family-size tea bags
  • 4 cups ripe strawberries, diced, plus more, to taste, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ice, to taste, for serving
  • mint, to taste, for garnish
  • kiwi, optional, to taste, sliced, for garnish
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Directions

Step 1 –In a small pot, add 2 cups of the water and bring it to a boil.

Step 2 –Transfer the water from heat, add the tea bags, and let them steep, about 10 minutes.

Step 3 –Discard the tea bags.

Step 4 –Place 4 cups of the strawberries into the bowl of a food processor and purée the strawberries.

Step 5 –Strain the puréed strawberries through a mesh strainer. Reserve the strawberry juice and discard the strawberry pulp.

Step 6 –In a large pitcher, add the tea, the strawberry juice, and the granulated sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Step 7 –Add the remaining water to the tea mixture and stir to combine.

Step 8 –Cover the pitcher and refrigerate the tea until it is ice-cold, about 1 hour.

Step 9 –Pour the strawberry tea over the ice.

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Step 10 –Garnish the tea with the extra strawberry slices, the mint, and the kiwi slices.

Step 11 –Serve immediately.