Summer months bring about the need for a great cold drink on hot days, and our Strawberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe is the perfect choice. Fruit sweetened with a pop of mint as a refresher, this is a favorite choice for sipping all day as you work, or serving up to friends and family at your next weekend barbecue.
You probably already noticed our love for a unique flavored ice tea recipe. Our Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe is a favorite around here, and this new addition is quickly becoming a hit. Regular sweetened tea or tea with lemon is always classic, but why not add a fun twist when fresh fruit and mint are so readily available in the summer months? This iced tea recipe comes together easily, and is a great choice for making in large batches to serve to groups. Nobody will miss the alcohol at your next event when you have this tasty and refreshing drink on hand.
Grab fresh strawberries when they are on sale this summer, or even take a trip to a local farm and pick your own. For future batches out of the traditional fresh fruit season, you can simply freeze some for later use. Growing mint is one of the easiest herbs you can plant in your home herb garden, and since it can be grown indoors in a simple windowsill herb garden, you are sure to have it on hand year round. This great Strawberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe is going to become your go-to mix for every gathering, as well as for daily drinking as a refreshing beverage as you relax with your family.
Strawberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe
- 2 Quarts Water
- 4 Tea Bags, Lipton Tea Was Used
- 1 Cup Sliced Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
- 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
- In a small to medium pot boil 1⁄4 cup water.
- Next, put the tea bags in the boiling water, making sure to dunk a few times.
- Take water from heat and set aside and allow tea bags to set for a few minutes.
- Pour the remainder of water into pitcher.
- Take the tea bags from hot water and toss in trash.
- Pour the hot tea into the pitcher.
- Slice the strawberries into thin slices and add them to the pitcher.
- Using a mortar and pestle crush about half the mint leaves and add them to the pitcher.
- Add the rest of the mint leaves into the mix whole
- Allow to sit for five minutes before serving so it can fully fuse.
- Add ice if you would like and serve
If you do not have a mortar and pestle, you can also chop the leaves and it will work almost as well.