Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It's no mystery that I love tea. I've shared several recipes that revolve around tea; southern sweet tea and bourbon cocktails, my MaMaw's tea and lemonade, southern style sweet tea, and my sweet tea granita, just to name a few. So, there's no guessing that tea has been around my entire life. It's a staple.
Plus, it always makes you feel just a little more fancy when there's sliced fruit and sprigs of fresh mint in a tall, ice-filled mason jar. Don't you agree? It's something so simple, but so truly southern.
A pitcher of this strawberry southern sweet tea is so simple to make, but completely unforgettable. It is the perfect concoction to keep in the fridge all summer long. So this Memorial Day weekend, and all summer long, sip on this refreshing tea while enjoying the summer days and trying to beat the heat.
Strawberry Southern Sweet Tea
6 Large tea bags
5 Cups water
1 Cup sugar
2 Cups sliced strawberries
Combine water and sugar in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to simmer, stir and allow sugar to dissolve. Once the sugar has dissolved add the tea bags and strawberries and allow mixture to return to a simmer and continue simmering for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with lid and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove and discard the strawberries. Add 2-3 more cups of water, depending on how strong you like your tea. Fill glasses with ice and fresh strawberry slices, pour tea in prepared glasses and serve.
Garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry, if desired.
Recipe source: A Lynsey original