From garden to kitchen: Strawberry mint tea

Technically, it's still winter here in Australia, but in the afternoons these days when I sit in my sun-drenched backyard, it's easy to pretend it's summer. And because my mint plant has gone a bit wild in this unseasonably warm weather, I decided to make myself this refreshing strawberry mint tea drink to enjoy.

I'm still on a sugar-free diet and have only recently been introduced to agave nectar as a natural sugar substitute. It tastes pretty good actually; when used in small quantities it is mild and delicately sweet. I especially love it when this drink is given enough time to cool in the fridge for the tea and nectar to soak into the strawberries - sort of like a margarita without the alcohol. Yum.
Strawberry mint tea

Ingredients

6-8 strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon agave nectar (or honey, if you like)
5 English breakfast tea bags
1/2 cup ice

Method

1. Steep tea bags and half the mint leaves in 600 ml boiling water for 10 minutes.
2. Remove tea bags and strain, discarding mint leaves. Add agave nectar and lemon juice, stir to combine and allow to cool to room temperature.
3. Add ice to bottom of serving jug or pitcher, top with strawberries and remaining mint leaves. Fill to the top with tea.
4. Leave in fridge for 1 hour to cool and for flavors to infuse.

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38 Responses to From garden to kitchen: Strawberry mint tea

greenthumb said...

Yum, that looks nice and fresh.

Pamela RG said...

We have some mint in our garden. I will definitely try this drink. Do you know too the Mint tea is the best to drink for any digestive/gastro issues. I drink it alot! Thank you for sharing. Pamela

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looks amazing. I need to grow some mint.

vintagemovement said...

Gorgeous Trishie, love the pics and will definitely try this recipe... x Tina

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

That sounds delicious! I'm from Queensland, and we've been having 29/30 degree days lately (Winter? Ha!) and this would be a perfect drink to finish off the day.

x Jasmine

Lisa said...

Have a look at my latest post - a recipe for sugar free pannacotta. Hope you are going well with your pregnancy.

Loz said...

that looks really yummy :) days are certainly starting to warm up here too.. although rain here today.. lol

Michelle said...

This looks so delicious I bet it smells devine too :)

Anouka K said...

The strawberry mint tea looks very delicious. I would love to taste the flavour!

Feronia said...

That tea looks divine! Sadly no pretending it's summer here in Melbourne...it's rainy, windy and freezing!

cquek said...

that sounds delicious!

Deanne Langford said...

Yumm!! Love strawberries and mint together- they are great just in a jug of water to flavour the water- a great change from plain water!

Caroline Taylor said...

How beautiful. Lovely colour and flavours.

Tina Bradley said...

This looks so yummy! I am a tea drinker--especially love herbals like this one! Thanks for sharing. xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Yum!! I have never thought of adding strawberries to tea, but I think I will try it! It's perfect for our hot, summer days and looks so refreshing!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

I love mint iced tea and the addition of strawberries sounds so refreshing! I always forget I can make homemade iced tea but now it's on my list of things to do this wknd :)

Jane said...

looks refreshing and beautiful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks refreshing delicious! Coconut sugar is also a great low glycemic sweetener Trishie.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Jessica said...

This drink so so yummy. Beautiful pictures.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

looks just perfect for summer!

always, koru kate

Sam said...

Love the sound of this, my favorite flavor combination, i will most definitely try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This looks delicious! I love mint tea so much, and adding strawberry to the mix sounds even better. I will definitely be trying this!

xo, Michelle
Neon Rattail

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I can so do this!!! Looks so very fresh and tasty!!! I actually have a bottle of agave...and like you said it is that bit of sweetness...Hope you are feeling well! Your photos are beautiful!!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, sorry, I have been absent for a while but I did take the time today to read up on all your lovely recent blog posts and I am happy to read and see that all is well - the baby shower and the lace doilie pictures were my favorite ones - just totally adorable and the shower looked like it was just wonderful. So nice that you got to spend a weekend with your husband before the baby is due and last but not least your strawberry mint tea sounds and looks quite refreshing -I really love the pictures too!
Take good care of yourself!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This sounds so delicious! I think I have everything on hand for this recipe, so I may whip up a batch tonight!

Johanna said...

That looks positively fabulous!

Ann Jones said...

The mint in my garden has been going crazy too. Your tea looks perfect for summer!

burntfeather said...

ooh, I just bought a few punnets of strawberries, yummo, will definitely give this a try! I actually prefer agave nectar to sugar :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looks lovely and delicious!

Kim Alston said...

I KNOW I would love this! It sounds and looks refreshing. Thanks :D
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Peas & Carrots said...

This looks delicious, I have mint and strawberries in the garden so one to try.
I hope you are well. x

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

I bet this tasted really refreshing, thanks for the recipe :-)

Rupsha B said...

I'm so gonna try this out! Looks refreshing!
-Ru
Glitter & Blush

OtherMix said...

So nice!

little t said...

This looks so refreshing!

Gillian said...

That looks wonderful. So refreshing! I bet it smells as good as it tastes. x

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I will definitely try this. This looks really refreshing!

Beauty Box said...

Looks delish!! And so pretty looking...great party drink that provides some colour ;-)