In a medium pot, bring 6 cups of water to a simmer. Once it comes to a simmer, turn off heat.
Then add tea bags to the pot and let it steep.
While your tea is steeping, work on the strawberries. Set aside 6 strawberries (to use as a garnish for your drinks - this is optional)
Take the rest of the strawberries and remove the stems (discard those) and slice the strawberries in half.
Pop the strawberries into a blender or food processor. Blend until liquified.
Once tea has finished steeping, pour it into a pitcher then add sugar
Give it all a stir to dissolve.
Stir in pureed strawberres and strawberry extract (if using.)
Finally, add frozen strawberries to the tea to cool it down.
Serve with strawberries as a garnish on top!
This recipe makes 6 cups of tea. Double or triple the recipe as necessary.
Like lemon in your tea? Try adding a ½ cup of fresh lemon juice to this for that extra little zing
Ice cubes can water down the drink as it cools. Instead, try using frozen strawberries. This will keep the drink cool, look really pretty and it won't water down the drink! Before pouring the drinks, you can always throw a few ice cubes into the glasses if necessary.
Luzianne tea is one of my favorites but Lipton tea definitely comes in a close second.