Strawberry Iced Tea

by Chung-Ah Rhee of Damn Delicious

Strawberry iced tea is one of my favorite summertime drinks. It’s a refreshing twist on a traditional favorite, with just enough sweetness from the homemade strawberry syrup. Now that summer is just around the corner, I’ll keep a pitcher in the fridge!



Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tea bags (like regular Lipton tea)
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar


1. Steep tea bags in 4 cups boiling water according to package instructions Discard tea bags and let tea cool.

2. In a large saucepan, combine strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before straining through cheesecloth or fine sieve.

3. In a large pitcher, whisk together strawberry syrup and brewed tea. Place in refrigerator until chilled. Serve over ice and strawberries, if desired.

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Chung-Ah, the author behind Damn Delicious, loves to take simple ingredients and transform them into sophisticated and elegant meals.