Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade

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This fruity Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade is delicious and refreshing. See step-by-step instructions to make this layered 5-ingredient iced drink in just 4 minutes.

Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade in clear cup with sliced lemons.

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Homemade Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade

Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade is a colorful and refreshing cold drink. The pretty layers make it the perfect beverage for summer parties, barbecues, and bridal showers.

The recipe is a fruity twist on an Arnold Palmer, the classic half-tea, half-lemonade drink.

A homemade strawberry syrup sweetens the drink and adds a bright berry flavor.

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Recipe Highlights

  • This layered tea lemonade is a cold drink made with green tea, strawberry syrup, lemonade, water, and ice.
  • Since the strawberry syrup and lemonade are already both sweet, there’s no need for additional sugar.
  • The drink is caffeinated since it contains green tea.
  • This recipe makes 16 ounces (2 cups) but can easily be increased to make a pitcher.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade measured in cups.
  • Green tea: This recipe works with any green tea. Use a tea bag or tea sachet for easy cleanup.
  • Strawberry syrup: A homemade strawberry syrup will add the best berry flavor, but store-bought works, too.
  • Lemonade: Use your favorite store-bought lemonade or make it from scratch.
  • Water: For the best tasting drink, always use filtered water.
  • Ice: Make ice with filtered water, if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Pouring water into a teapot with tea bags.

Step 1: Put green tea bag and hot water into a teapot.

Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Steeping tea bags in a teapot.

Step 2: Cover and steep. Remove tea bag and let tea cool.

Pouring strawberry syrup into a cup with lemonade.

Step 3: Place ice, lemonade, and strawberry syrup in a cup.

Pouring green tea in a cup with lemonade and strawberry syrup.

Step 4: Add cooled down green tea.

Recipe Notes

To make layers, start with the sweetest ingredient.

The trick to making a layered drink is to start by adding the sweetest components first.

In this recipe, that’s the lemonade and strawberry syrup, which will sink to the bottom of the cup. Since the green tea is unsweetened, it’s added last.

The more sugar the bottom layer has compared to the top, the more distinct the layers will be.

Don’t oversteep the tea.

Never brew green tea for more than 5 minutes. Brewing green tea for too long will make it bitter.

Like all teas, green tea has a specific steeping temperature and time that should be followed to ensure the best smooth flavor.

Make the tea and syrup ahead of time.

Both the green tea and strawberry syrup can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.

The tea will be good for up to 4 days, while the homemade strawberry syrup can last up to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container.

Make it kid-friendly and caffeine-free.

Take out the green tea and make it a caffeine-free Strawberry Lemonade!

It’s a great option for kids since it’s sweet and refreshing.

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Expert Tips

  • Store-bought lemonade is great, but a homemade one offers more control over the sugar levels if you prefer a drink that’s less sweet.
  • Swap the green tea with matcha to make it an Strawberry Matcha Lemonade.
  • To garnish with lemons, line the slices inside the cup first, then add the ice.
  • Leftover strawberry syrup can be used to make other recipes like Strawberry Iced Tea, Strawberry Bubble Tea, and Strawberry Cold Foam.

Questions You May Have

What does Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade taste like?

It’s a balanced drink that’s fruity, tart, and refreshing thanks to its unique combination of ingredients.

Does Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade contain caffeine?

Since it contains green tea, which comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, this drink is naturally caffeinated.

Can you drink green tea every day?

Studies have found that green tea has many health benefits, including antioxidants that help fight inflammation. It’s okay to drink daily, but if you’re sensitive to caffeine, consider consuming green tea in moderation.

Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade in clear glass with sliced lemons.

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Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade

By: Jee Choe
This fruity layered 5-ingredient drink is ready in 4 minutes!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

  • 1 green tea bag
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 cup ice
  • cup lemonade
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup

Instructions 

  • Put green tea bag and ¼ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 175°F.
  • Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bag and let tea cool.
    Do not steep for longer or the green tea will become bitter.
  • Pour the lemonade and strawberry syrup into a cup with ice. Add cooled down green tea.
    Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced lemon.

Notes

  • This recipe works with any green tea. Use a tea bag or tea sachet for easy cleanup.  You can also use 1 ½ teaspoons loose tea in place of 1 tea bag. 
  • Store-bought lemonade is great, but a homemade one offers more control over the sugar levels if you prefer a drink that’s less sweet.
  • Don’t oversteep the tea. Brewing green tea for too long will make it bitter.
  • Green tea can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge. The tea will be good for up to 4 days.
  • To garnish with lemons, line the slices inside the cup first, then add the ice, followed by the drink components.
  • Leftover strawberry syrup can be used to make other recipes, such as Strawberry Iced Tea, Strawberry Bubble Tea, and Strawberry Cold Foam.

Nutrition

Calories: 241Carbohydrates: 64gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 38mgSugar: 63gCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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