For the strawberry syrup
- 2 ½ cups (500g) strawberries sliced
- ¾ cup (150g) sugar
- 2 cups (473ml) water
For The Strawberry Sweet Tea
- 1 ¼ cup (296ml) strawberry syrup
- ½ cup (100g) sugar
- ½ cup (118ml) lemon juice
- 5 tea bags black tea
- 6 cups (1.42L) water
- ice cubes
Make The Strawberry Syrup
Simmer strawberries, sugar, and water for about 25 minutes until the strawberries are soft.
Strain the syrup into a jar or other storage container and refrigerate.
Make The Sweet Tea
Bring water to a simmer, add the tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Discard the bags.
Stir in the sugar until it dissolves and allow the mixture to cool.
In a large pitcher, combine strawberry syrup, lemon juice, and sweet tea.
Add ice to glasses and pour in the strawberreysweet tea, garnish and serve.
Tips For Success
- Look for ripe, local strawberries for the best color and flavor.
- Use a potato masher to mash the strawberries as the syrup cooks.
- Cool the syrup and tea completely before serving.
- Try Green Tea - Southern sweet tea is usually made with black tea, but green tea is a tasty twist.
- Add Fresh Herbs - Fresh basil and fresh mint will both add flavor and brightness.
- Use Other Fruits - Substitute strawberries for any ripe fruit of your choice.
- Buy Local - Local fruits will be at the peak of flavor and can often be purchased in bulk at a reduced rate.
- Freeze Fruit - Wash fruit and store it in the freezer to use later.
- Shop Sales - Watch for sales or discounts on tea bags and sugar and stock up.
Make Ahead and Storage
- Prep Ahead - Both the strawberry syrup and the tea should be made at least a few hours in advance to allow them time to cool.
- Store - Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to three days.
Weight Watchers Points
There are 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.
Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg