I served this at hubby’s birthday at it went down a treat. It looks really fancy, but is very easy to make. Use any fruity tea bags you like, or even plain old black or green tea would work, although you might want to squash some of the berries in that case to get more berry flavour.
Strawberry Iced Tea
makes 2 litres
4 fruity tea bags (I used Twinings Cranberry and Pomegranate)
1/2 cup sugar (or more or less to taste)
1 bottle sparkling water*
1 cup strawberries
A handful of mint leaves
Put the tea bags into a 1L jug, and fill with boiling water. Stir in the sugar to dissolve. Leave for several hours or overnight to infuse. You want it nice and strong.
When you want to serve it, chop the strawberries into halves or quarters. Get a 2L jug, add the tea mixture, strawberries, mint and a handful of ice. Top with sparkling water and serve.
I find the strawberries go funny if they sit in the liquid too long, so serve it at the last minute. If you want to do some of the work ahead of time, chop the strawberries and keep in an airtight container.
*Sparkling water has a nice light fizz. If you prefer your iced tea without any fizz, then just use regular water.