Ingredients:

  • Organic Assam Black Tea leaves – 3 to 4 tsp
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Organic Sugar – 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup
  • Strawberries – 200 gms
  • Lemon, small – 2
  • Mint stalks – for garnish

Procedure

  • In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add black tea leaves and let it come to a rolling boil.
  • Switch off fire and close the sauce pan with a lid for the tea to steep for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, wash and hull the strawberries.
  • Place the hulled strawberries along with the remaining 2 cups water in a blender and blend till smooth to a juice.
  • Pass it through a fine sieve to filter out the tiny seeds. Keep aside.
  • Though this step is optional, it is better to filter out the seeds as it may be unpleasant while drinking the tea.
  • After 30 minutes, filter the steeping tea directly into a pitcher. To this brewed tea, add the strawberry juice.
  • Stir in sugar. You can also add honey or any sweetener of your choice. I had my portion without any sweetener.
  • Squeeze in the juice of 2 lemons and stir to combine. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to chill till serving.
  • Serve this Iced Strawberry Tea in tall glasses with more ice cubes, garnished with mint stalks.