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Strawberry Apple Kiwi Iced Tea Coolers
Strawberry lover's celebrate!  Nothing says summer like a cold glass of iced tea and sweet,           
luscious strawberries.  It's the perfect way to welcome your favorite time of year.
This is one of my favorite iced tea recipes, made
with Old Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry juice,
plump red strawberries and the perfect tea base of
Strawberry Tea from                   made with natural
Ceylon black tea, pieces of real strawberry and
strawberry leaves, w/zesty fresh strawberry flavor.

I love making this for our annual 4th of July cookout
as one of my many red, white, and blue foods and
beverages.  It's always a favorite and everyone
drinks copious amounts, but since it's a healthy,
refreshing beverage, it's all good.  It also makes a
great picnic iced tea.

Together with the                   
Strawberry Tea base,
the juice, real strawberries, and lemon slices for a
finishing punch of flavor, if you love strawberries
this may end up being one of your favorite iced tea recipes as well.

So, get to it - brew up a batch, and then sit back, relax, and
Enjoy.

Strawberry Apple Kiwi Iced Tea Coolers       (Makes 1 gallon/16-8 oz. glasses)

Ingredients
10 cups cold fresh water
6 tablespoons Strawberry Tea
6 cups Old Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry Juice
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
2 lemons
1/4 cup sugar
Extra juice to make ice cubes
whole strawberries for garnish

Directions
Measure out 6 cups cold water into 1 gallon jar or pitcher.

To make tea concentrate heat remaining 4 cups water to 190-200F.

Add 6 tablespoons Strawberry tea to hot water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
After steeping discard tea leaves.

Let tea concentrate cool down for a few minutes before adding to
6 cups of water in pitcher or jar.

Add 6 cups Old Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry juice to tea in pitcher
and stir to blend tea and juice.

Cut one lemon into medium-thin slices and add to pitcher of tea and refrigerate.

Slice 2 cups fresh ripe strawberries

Add 1/4 cup sugar, juice of 1 lemon, and 4 tablespoons Old
Orchard Apple Kiwi Strawberry juice to 2 cups sliced strawberries
and mash by hand or blend in blender.

Spoon a teaspoon of strawberries into ice cube trays and top
off with juice and freeze. You can also make extra ice w/just
juice if desired).

When ready to serve add 2-3 strawberry ice cubes per glass, and
fill remainder with just plain ice. Sprinkle a little sugar over whole
strawberries and add a plump, red berry to each glass as garnish
as well as a chilled slice of lemon from pitcher (optional).
Enjoy!

Visit our Measure and Yield page to learn how to calculate the number of servings in
a pound of loose tea, as well as the cost per serving.

Also, visit our
Measuring Loose Tea page to learn how to calculate the amount of
tea by weight to use for different sizes of cups, mugs, travel mugs, and teapots.
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