Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
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- 2 quarts water
- 3 tea bags (orange pekoe and pekoe cut black tea blend)
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar or 1 (16 ounce) bottle light corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon strawberry extract
- Boil the water in a large saucepan.
- When the water comes to a rapid boil, turn off the heat, put the tea bags into the water, and cover.
- After the tea has brewed about 1 hour, pour the sugar or sweetener into a 2-quart pitcher, then add the tea.
- The tea should still be warm, so the sugar or sweetener will dissolve easily.
- Add the flavoring ingredients (plus additional water if needed to bring the tea to the 2-quart line).
I've never seen Strawberry Snapple Tea in the stores, but seeing how I LOVE Iced Tea, I had to give this recipe a try. I did however, modify the recipe to my liking. I used 8 regular size tea bags, so the taste of tea would come through like the bottled version of Snapple Tea. (I always use 1 tea bag per 8 ounces of water whenever I make ice tea, to give iced tea that wonderful tea flavor.) Mirj, I did add 1 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and added 1½ tablespoons of Watkins Imitation Strawberry Extract, as the 1 tablespoon was not enough to give this iced tea a good strawberry flavor. I did not find this tea had a bitter taste like another reviewer posted. I enjoyed the tea and would make it again, but with the modifications I made. If I had to make as is, I would probably give/rate this recipe with just 1 star, as it does need tweaking in order to get more of that tea and strawberry flavor. But I think this is a good basic recipe to start with. Was glad to of found this recipe, and Mirj, thank you for sharing the recipe!
Haven't tried Snapple tea before. This tea was different. Maybe, it was the tea I used but this had a little bitter taste. Thanks Mirj. Bullwinkle.
This is really good! And I don't even usually like tea with any type of sweetener in it. I think the strawberry flavor balances it out and gives a flavor that is a cross between strawberry nectar and iced tea, neither one being really more dominant. I made this for my daughter, who likes buying flavored tea in those little bottles ($$$$$) so this is going to be a great way for me to save a little cash by making something similar at home. Thanks for posting!