Strawberries add just the right amount of sweetness and the mint brings up the freshness in this easy and beautiful beverage of summer.

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries sliced – divided (1 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup)
  • 20 fresh mint leaves more or less to liking plus more for garnish
  • 4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
  • Honey agave or honey to your taste and liking – optional
  1. Instructions
  2. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 1/2 cup of the strawberries and mint. Simmer about 5 minutes until water turns light red.
  3. Add tea bags and simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and let tea bag steep for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Pour tea through a sieve into a large bowl. Discard strawberries, mint leaves and tea bags.
  6. Let come to room temperature then refrigerate until serving.
  7. Sweeten to individual taste, if desired.
  8. Garnish with remaining strawberries and additional mint leaves.