Strawberry Green Tea

By: MeganPosted: 14/06/2023 Updated: 30/11/2023
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Strawberry green tea made with fresh, sweet, and tangy strawberries blended with the rich floral, earthy notes of green tea create a harmonious symphony of flavors with each sip. Let’s make an easy yet refreshing strawberry iced tea at home!
Strawberry Green Tea

Strawberry green tea is made with fresh, sweet, and tangy strawberries blended with the rich floral, earthy notes of green tea to create a harmonious symphony of flavors with each sip. Let’s make an easy yet refreshing strawberry iced tea at home!

A glass of green tea with strawberry puree on a marble tray.

Life lately consists of my current obsession—strawberry green tea. My weekly routine consists of one cup of this fruity and refreshing strawberry iced green tea at least once a week. This strawberry tea recipe creates a tantalizing flavor profile that balances vibrant fruity notes of ripe fresh strawberries blended with the light, floral and earthy undertones of green tea.

Whether you are looking to brighten up your mornings or make a refreshing yet healthy treat to sip on a sunny afternoon, this strawberry green tea is bound to quench your thirst. If you love fruit teas as much as I do, be sure to check out my mango green tea, grapefruit green tea, watermelon mint tea, and Vietnamese lime iced tea.

Someone picking up a glass of strawberry green tea.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Here are a few reasons why you’ll absolutely love this strawberry tea recipe:

  1. Refreshing and invigorating. This strawberry iced tea offers a gorgeous blend of the juicy, tangy sweetness of strawberries with the light, grassy notes of green tea. It also is an incredibly refreshing beverage that provides a gentle energy boost.
  2. An abundance of antioxidants. Strawberries and green tea are both rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which will contribute to your overall well-being.
  3. Versatile and customizable. You can customize your strawberry tea by making it hot, adding boba, or switching it up and adding matcha or lemonade to it for an entirely new experience. The options are endless.
Two glasses of strawberry green tea with a bowl of strawberries nearby.

Kitchen Equipment

You will only need a few items of kitchen equipment for this strawberry iced tea.

  • Blender of Food Processor: you will need either a blender or food processor to pulverize the strawberries.
  • Fine Mesh Sieve: if you don’t want any strawberry seeds or larger chunks in your strawberry tea, you will need a fine mesh sieve to sift out those pieces.
  • Small Saucepan: you will need a small saucepan to reduce the strawberry juice for a thicker and richer strawberry flavor.
  • Electric Kettle or Thermometer: For the best strawberry green tea, I recommend using an electric kettle that has an internal thermometer or a thermometer to measure the temperature of the hot water.
  • Heat-proof pitcher or measuring cup with spout: You will need a heat-proof pitcher or large measuring cup with a spout to make this strawberry tea.

Ingredients

All of the ingredients for this strawberry tea recipe can be found at your local grocery store.

  • Green tea: green tea is the base of this strawberry iced tea. I recommend using high-quality green tea for the best-tasting results. I personally like to use Jasmine green tea which is a type of green tea that has light floral notes.
  • Hot water: for the best results, I recommend measuring the temperature of your water to 175℉ or 79°C to prevent your strawberry tea from becoming unpleasantly bitter if the water is too hot or not flavorful enough if the water is too cold.
  • Strawberries: opt for deep red strawberries for the sweetest and richest strawberry flavor
  • Sugar: not all strawberries are 100% sweet. The sugar will balance out any of the tangy strawberries. You can always adjust the sweetness level based on how ripe your strawberries are.
  • Lemon Juice (optional): I personally like adding a dash of lemon juice to add a touch of citrus that brightens up the flavors of the strawberries and green tea. This is optional!

Substitutions and Additions

You can customize this strawberry iced tea by making it hot, adding toppings, or swapping out your tea base. The options are endless! I’ve listed some suggestions for you to browse below.

Substitutions

  • Tea: you can use black tea, white tea, or oolong tea instead of green tea.
  • Sweetener: if you don’t have honey, you can use sugar, simple syrup (1:1 ratio of water to sugar), agave syrup, or whatever sweetener you’d like.

Additions

  • Matcha: if you’d like to make this strawberry tea into a strawberry matcha tea, top it off with some brewed matcha.
  • Milk: for more of a creamy strawberry milk flavor, you can add your milk of choice to your strawberry green tea.
  • Lemonade: strawberry green tea lemonade is also a popular variation that adds some tartness to brighten up the sweet strawberry flavor.
  • Boba: if you truly want to go all out, add some boba to make your very own strawberry green tea boba at home! If you want a recipe on how to make boba from scratch you can find it here.
  • Additional toppings: the additional toppings you could also add include grass jelly, egg pudding, cheese foam, fruit jellies, larger strawberry pieces, etc.

How to Make Strawberry Green Tea

Here are the steps on how to make strawberry green tea!

  1. Brew the Jasmine green tea. Steep the Jasmine green tea in the hot 175°F or 79°C water for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until cooled.
  1. Blend strawberries. In a blender or food processor, blend the strawberries until smooth. Then pour through a fine mesh sieve into a medium saucepan to catch all the seeds.
  1. Sweeten and reduce. Add the sugar and lemon juice into the strawberry saucepan mix until the sugar has dissolved and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it hits a boil, lower the heat to medium heat and simmer for 7-8 minutes stirring occasionally until reduced by half and slightly thickened. It will foam up at first but will settle over time. Once you turn off the heat, skim the remaining foam off the top. Remove from heat and set aside in the refrigerator to cool.
  1. Serve. Pour the chilled jasmine green tea and strawberry puree into a glass and stir together until combined. Add ice and any preferred toppings and enjoy!
A glass of strawberry green tea sitting on a marble serving tray.

Tips for the Best Strawberry Iced Tea

  • Use high-quality tea. Since this is the base of this strawberry tea recipe, I recommend using high-quality green tea.
  • Measure the temperature of the water. If you steep the green tea in water that is too hot, you risk burning the tea leaves resulting in bitter tea. If you steep the tea in water that is too lukewarm, the flavors of the tea may not release enough resulting in a less flavorful tea.
  • For stronger flavored tea, use another tablespoon of tea or add another tea bag. If you prefer your green tea to be stronger, add another tablespoon of loose-leaf tea or another tea bag. Do not steep your green tea for too long! It may result in an unpleasantly bitter strawberry green tea.
  • Sift the blended strawberries. If you prefer your strawberry green tea to not have bits of strawberry seeds, sift the blended strawberries for a smooth finish.
  • Reduce by half until slightly thickened. Reducing the strawberries in a saucepan will intensify the natural strawberry flavors creating a stronger strawberry tea.
  • Skim the foam. Skimming the foam creates a more uniform strawberry syrup. Remove the strawberry reduction from the heat before skimming the foam.

Storage Instructions

This strawberry tea recipe is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store any leftovers by, transferring the strawberry green tea to an airtight container like a glass jar or sealed pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Frequently Asked Q’s & A’s

What is strawberry green tea?

Strawberry green iced tea combines freshly brewed green tea with freshly blended and reduced strawberry puree. This results in a fruity, and refreshing fruit tea.

How do you make strawberry green tea?

Strawberry tea is made by blending freshly cleaned and hulled strawberries and reducing the puree with sugar and lemon juice. The strawberry reduction is then chilled and mixed with freshly brewed green iced tea.

What are the health benefits of strawberry tea?

Strawberry iced tea offers a variety of potential health benefits. Green tea is known for its ability to help with weight loss and reduce your risk of several diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and are also rich in antioxidants which have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.

Can I customize this strawberry tea recipe?

Yes! You can always customize your strawberry tea by swapping out the sweeteners, changing your tea base, or adding toppings, or additional flavors such as matcha, lemonade, or milk.

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A glass of green tea with strawberry puree on a marble tray.

Strawberry Green Tea

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Strawberry green tea made with fresh, sweet, and tangy strawberries blended with the rich floral, earthy notes of green tea create a harmonious symphony of flavors with each sip. Let’s make an easy yet refreshing strawberry iced tea at home!
Servings: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Green Tea

  • 2 green tea bags or 1 tablespoon loose leaf green tea
  • 2 cup hot water 175°F (79°C)

Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups strawberries washed and hulled
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar more to taste
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  • Brew the Jasmine green tea. Steep the Jasmine green tea in the hot 175°F (79°C) water for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until cooled.
  • Blend strawberries. In a blender or food processor, blend the strawberries until smooth. Then pour through a fine mesh sieve into a medium saucepan to catch all the seeds.
  • Sweeten and reduce. Add the sugar and lemon juice into the strawberry saucepan mix until the sugar has dissolved and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat to medium heat and simmer for 7-8 minutes stirring occasionally until reduced by half and slightly thickened. It will foam up at first but will settle over time. Once you turn off the heat, skim the remaining foam off the top. Remove from heat and set aside in the refrigerator to cool.
  • Serve. Pour the chilled jasmine green tea and strawberry puree in a glass stir together until combined. Add ice and any preferred toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use high-quality tea. Since this is the base of this strawberry tea recipe, I recommend using high-quality green tea.
  • Measure the temperature of the water. If you steep the green tea in water that is too hot, you risk burning the tea leaves resulting in bitter tea. If you steep the tea in water that is too lukewarm, the flavors of the tea may not release enough resulting in a less flavorful tea.
  • Steep the tea for another minute for stronger tea. If you prefer your green tea to be stronger, I recommend steeping the tea for an additional minute. Do not steep your green tea for too long! It may result in an unpleasantly bitter taste.
  • Sift the blended strawberries. If you prefer your strawberry green tea to not have bits of strawberry seeds, sift the blended strawberries for a smooth finish.
  • Reduce by half until slightly thickened. Reducing the strawberries in a saucepan will intensify the natural strawberry flavors creating a stronger strawberry tea.
  • Skim the foam. Remove the strawberry reduction from the heat before skimming the foam for a uniform red color.
  • Storage Instructions. You can store any leftovers by, transferring the strawberry green tea to an airtight container like a glass jar or sealed pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition:

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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