Southern Style Sweet Strawberry Tea

Southern Style Sweet Strawberry Tea

So Refreshing On A Hot Summer Day

I love sweet tea. So many times when we lived at the farm a glass of tea in the afternoon when it was sooooo hot, was delightful. This recipe for Strawberry sweet tea is so refreshing and perfect for summer.
I am looking forward to picnics and warmer weather and you need to pack this tea for all to enjoy.
It wasn't until 1928 that sweet tea became the southern thirst-quencher of choice it is today. The well-known “Southern Cooking” cookbook published a sweet tea recipe that shifted iced tea from a refreshing beverage to a cultural staple.
Coconut Palm Sugar
Ripe strawberries
Luzianne family size tea bags
Double or triple the recipe as necessary.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 4 cups  fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/1/2 cups Coconut Palm Sugar, or use the sugar you like.


  • 3 cups water
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 3  Luzianne family size tea bags



  • Add strawberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly then pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a gallon pitcher. Discard the cooked fruit.


  • Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, drop in tea bags, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour tea into the pitcher w/ the syrup and stir.
  • Fill the rest of the pitcher w/ cold water.
  • Chill completely then serve over ice &/or freshly frozen strawberries.
Keyword southern style strawberry tea