Honey Strawberry Iced Tea (paleo)

Honey-Strawberry-Iced-Tea-perchancetocook-3When I first moved to Texas, I discovered this amazing all-natural iced tea brand called “Texas Tea”. Many of the fruits and ingredients in these iced teas are Texas-grown and the combinations of flavors offered is absolutely delicious. They have a blueberry iced tea, an arnold palmer tea made with grapefruit, a peach iced tea…the list goes on. My favorite has always been their Strawberry White Tea. I just can’t resist the sweet candy-like mixture of strawberry and sweet tea.

Honey-Strawberry-Iced-Tea-perchancetocook-1These Texas Tea iced teas, especially the strawberry one, were a staple at my house until I started eating Paleo. Even though they are made of all natural ingredients, they have sugar cane in them–which is a no-go for Paleo. So for the longest time, I used to stare longingly at the strawberry iced tea on the grocery store shelves every time that I went to the store.

That is, until I decided to make my own at home. I don’t know why I didn’t think about doing this sooner! To start, you’ll need a big gallon pitcher.

Then you’ll need to juice some strawberries, measure out honey, boil water, and add a few tea bags…and Voila! Home-made Honey Strawberry Iced Tea that has no preservatives and is made of all natural non-processed ingredients.

Honey-Strawberry-Iced-Tea-perchancetocook-4 It’s really awesome having a pitcher of this stuff in the fridge. It tends to last me all week and adds some sweet diversity to my beverage options.

You could enjoy it the old fashion way, with ice. Honey-Strawberry-Iced-Tea-perchancetocook-2OR you could try freezing some to make a delicious slushie! I accidentally left a cup of this iced tea in my freezer overnight, so I took it out and put the cup in the fridge all day to melt. I came home from work to find a wonderful slushie in the fridge. It was so refreshing! I highly recommend trying it this way.

Honey-Strawberry-Iced-Tea-perchancetocook-7I know this is a really simple recipe, but I figured that I would share it since Paleo-life tends to not have that many drink options available… and this one is too delicious to pass up!  Enjoy! :)

Honey Strawberry Iced Tea (paleo)
  • 3 Liters water
  • 3 Lipton Family Size 100% Natural Iced Tea Bags
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1½ cup of juiced strawberries (this was about 20 little strawberries for me)
  1. Boil 3 liters of water. I have an electric kettle which holds 1.5 L at a time, so I had to do this in two batches.
  2. Put boiling water in a 1 Gallon sized pitcher.
  3. Put the three tea bags in and leave them in there for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. During this time, put ½ cup of honey in the hot water so that it can melt easily.
  5. Stir the tea with a wooden spoon.
  6. Juice 20 small strawberries in a juicer. This should yield about 1½ cups of strawberry juice.
  7. Remove the tea bags from the pitcher. Make sure to squeeze them against the side of the pitcher to release any excess tea flavor.
  8. Pour the strawberry juice into the pitcher and stir with a wooden spoon.
  9. Let the pitcher sit for a few hours to cool off.
  10. Put in the fridge until chilled (I just put it in the the fridge overnight).
  11. Serve with some ice.
  12. Make sure to mix the tea before serving.
  13. Enjoy :)

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