Friday, May 14, 2010

Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea

Doesn't this make your mouth water?

A number of years ago I joined a number of other ladies and scrap booked a recipe book. I created a spread of pages called "Summer Tea Party." Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea is on the cover page. It's a wonderful recipe passed on to me by my dear friend, April. I have made this yummy tea many, many times, and every time I do, I always think of her.

Strawberry-Mint Iced Tea

What you will need:

6 cups water
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
8 fresh mint leaves
7 tablespoons sugar
4 bags Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Tea

In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Add 3/4 pint strawberries and mint. Simmer approximately 6 minutes or until water becomes light red in color.

Add sugar and tea bags. Simmer 1 minute.

Remove sauce pan from heat and allow tea bags to steep 3 to 4 minutes.

Strain mixture through a fine sieve and mash strawberries to extract more juice.

Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pour over ice. Garnish with remaining sliced strawberries. Makes 6 servings.

Michelle's advice: Double this recipe. I can almost guarantee you the pitcher will be empty in three seconds flat!

By the way, the other recipes that go with my Summer Tea Party are:

Best Ever Chicken Salad Croissants (my concoction that, I must say, is fabulous!)

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Mustard Dressing (yes, homemade bacon dressing)

Lemon Crumb Muffins (from a quaint little gourmet cafe we visit at Christmastime)

Banana Cream Supreme (my altered version of a Pampered Chef recipe)

If you'd like the recipes, let me know. I'd be happy to post them!

As always, enjoy!

P.S. We are a little sad today. We have been watching a mama and papa Robin that built a nest in our climbing hydrangea. All four eggs hatched on Monday and Tuesday. We took a picture of them on Wednesday. This morning, they were gone. The perfectly hidden nest is in tact. Several crows were in the woods the past two days. We did our best to scare them off, but I guess we can't police the nest around the clock. Poor robins--this is the second year in a row.


  1. That combo of recipes sounds delicious. :)

    And that is sad about the robins. :(

  2. Is that "fair 'n balanced"? grin. Truth is, I had a hard time concentratin' after seeing that impeccable strawberry! =^D
    * Keep on's exciting anticipating what's next!!