Iced Strawberry Green Tea Recipe

This iced strawberry green tea is so simple to make, absolutely delicious and super refreshing. It’s the perfect pick me up on a warm, sunny day.

If you love this one, you’ll love my Mango Pineapple Refresher too!

A mason jar full of iced strawberry green tea with a metal straw, strawberries and lemon visible in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This strawberry iced green tea recipe is one of my absolute favorite warm weather treats. It’s light, hydrating, and super refreshing.

It’s a great low sugar iced drink option when you need something to cool off a hot summer day. And bonus- it’s so much cheaper than heading to your local drive through!

It’s also just a delicious way to enjoy green tea, which may have some positive health benefits!

Green tea can have a bit of an “earthy”, bitter flavor, especially when served hot. Serving it cold plus adding the sweetness of strawberries, a bit of honey and lemon totally transforms the flavor to sweet, bright and flavorful.

This recipe is also super easy and versatile, which I love. You can change it up by making it with a flavored tea (my fave is peach), add a splash of any kind of juice you enjoy, or even add fresh fruit!

Ingredients for making iced strawberry green tea, arranged on a wooden serving board.

What You’ll Need

Brewed green tea: You’ll need 16 oz of brewed and cooled green tea. Prepare it as usual by steeping in hot water and then stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours. You can also brew and immediately pour over ice. My favorite tea is bigelow tea because they have lots of fun green tea flavors!

Honey: Any sweetener will work for this one. You could also use maple syrup, agave nectar, or regular table sugar.

Freeze dried strawberries: This is the key to why this recipe is so simple! Freeze dried strawberries break apart super easily and dissolve a little bit, which makes them perfect for flavoring tea. The tea also rehydrates them so you can enjoy yummy strawberry pieces while you’re drinking your iced tea, too!

Lemon juice: A little bit of lemon juice brightens up green tea and adds the perfect amount of citrus to round out the sweet strawberry flavors. It gives a flavor similar to a delish green tea lemonade.

A 16 oz mason jar full of brewed green tea on a wooden countertop.

How to Make

  1. First, brew your green tea. Brew 2 cups of water (16 oz) with a green tea bag and add your sweetener of choice to the tea while it’s hot.
  2. Cool your green tea. You can either stick your brewed tea in the fridge for a couple of hours or pour your hot tea over lots of ice to cool it immediately. If you choose to pour hot green tea over ice, just keep in mind it may water it down the green tea flavor just a little bit!
  3. Pour your cooled green tea into a 32 oz cup or mason jar filled with ice cubes.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, or 3 tablespoons.
  5. Mix in your freeze dried strawberries and enjoy! For an even stronger strawberry flavor, you can crush the freeze dried strawberries or blend them in the blender into a fine powder.

Variations

  • Add fresh strawberries too! You can use strawberry puree instead of freeze-dried strawberries. You just may need to adjust the sweetener a bit!
  • Use a strawberry tea like this strawberry hibiscus herbal tea.
  • Use a strawberry syrup as your sweetener instead of honey.
  • Use white teas or black teas instead! Any tea will work here, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
  • Peach and Strawberry Green Tea: Add frozen or freeze-dried sliced peaches to your iced strawberry green tea and use a peach flavored green tea!
  • Blueberry Mint Green Tea: Add fresh blueberries and a sprig of mint to your iced green tea for a refreshing twist.
  • Hibiscus and Strawberry Green Tea: Add hibiscus tea bags and sliced strawberries to your green tea for a fruity and floral flavor.
  • Mango Pineapple Coconut Green Tea: Add frozen or freeze-dried mango, pineapple juice and coconut milk to your iced green tea for a creamy, fruity flavor.
  • Watermelon Basil Green Tea: Add diced watermelon and fresh basil leaves for a super sweet and refreshing summery treat.

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A mason jar full of iced strawberry green tea with a metal straw, strawberries and lemon visible in the background.

Iced Strawberry Green Tea

Light and refreshing iced green tea sweetened with honey and flavored with freeze-dried strawberries and lemon juice.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 43kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Green tea Brewed and cooled
  • 1/4 cup Freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice About 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • First, brew your green tea. Brew 2 cups of water (16 oz) with a green tea bag and add your sweetener of choice to the tea while it's hot.
  • Cool your green tea. You can either stick your brewed tea in the fridge for a couple of hours or pour your hot tea over lots of ice to cool it immediately. If you choose to pour hot green tea over ice, just keep in mind it may water it down the green tea flavor just a little bit!
  • Pour your cooled green tea into a 32 oz cup or mason jar filled with ice cubes.
  • Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, or 3 tablespoons.
  • Mix in your freeze dried strawberries and enjoy!

Notes

For an even stronger strawberry flavor, you can crush the freeze dried strawberries or blend them in the blender into a fine powder.
If you don’t have freeze dried strawberries, use pureed strawberries and adjust the sweetener as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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