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Strawberry Green Tea Lemonade

This strawberry green tea lemonade is the perfect drink to quench your thirst on a hot day. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and slightly grassy, making it ideal for anyone who enjoys fruity lemonades with a touch of sophistication.

This recipe is especially great for those who:

  • Love classic lemonade but want to try something new.
  • Enjoy the health benefits of green tea.
  • Appreciate refreshing drinks with a beautiful pink hue.

Trust me, you’ll be SURPRISED at how well the flavors come together! It’s become my go-to drink for poolside lounging and afternoon pick-me-ups.

strawberry green tea lemonade in mason jar
  • I love tinkering with recipes to find the perfect balance of flavors, and this strawberry green tea lemonade is no exception! Here are some insights on the ingredients I used and why they work so well:pen_spark
  • Green Tea: I experimented with different green tea bags, and my favorite was a basic green tea blend. Fancy green teas with strong floral notes can overpower the other flavors.
  • Honey: I found that honey balances the tartness of the lemonade and the sweetness of the strawberries beautifully. You can adjust the amount to your taste preference. For a more refined sugar option, try simple syrup made with a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water.
  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are the star of the show here! I recommend using ripe, juicy ones for the best flavor. Frozen strawberries work in a pinch, but they’ll dilute the drink a bit as they thaw.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is a must. It provides the necessary tartness to balance the sweetness and complements the green tea beautifully. Bottled lemon juice just doesn’t have the same zip.
  • Strawberry Preserves (Optional): This is my secret weapon! A little bit of high-quality strawberry preserves adds a delightful depth of flavor and a touch more sweetness. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it elevates the drink in a subtle way. Trust me, this was a happy accident I discovered during my recipe trials!
  • Mint Leaves: Don’t underestimate the power of mint! It adds a refreshing coolness and a lovely visual touch. I found that lightly packing the mint leaves in the measuring cup helped prevent them from overpowering the drink.

In my first attempt, I skipped the strawberry preserves and the drink tasted a little one-dimensional. Adding the preserves made a huge difference! It wasn’t overly sweet, but it gave the whole concoction a richer, more complex flavor.

I also tried using more strawberries, but it ended up making the drink a bit too thick. Sticking with the 2 cup measurement keeps the drink light and refreshing, perfect for a hot day.

strawberry green tea lemonade in mason jar
  1. Steep the Tea: We’re starting with the green tea base. Grab a small saucepan and bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Take it off the heat immediately and add those green tea bags. Let them steep for 5 minutes – this infuses the water with the green tea’s flavor and beautiful green color. Once steeped, discard the tea bags and stir in the honey until it’s completely dissolved. Tip: Let the green tea cool completely before moving on to the next step.
  2. The strawberries! Wash and halve your 2 cups of fresh strawberries. In a blender, combine the cooled green tea, remaining 2 cups of water, the halved strawberries, 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and the optional ¼ cup of strawberry preserves. If you’re using mint, throw in those lightly packed ½ cup of fresh mint leaves as well.
  3. Blend it Up: Give it all a good pulse in the blender until everything is well combined and the strawberries are nicely pulverized. You might need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times to ensure everything gets blended evenly.
  4. Straining It: This step is optional, but I highly recommend it. Pour the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. This will remove any strawberry seeds or mint bits that might be lingering. It leaves you with a smooth and refreshing drink.
  5. Serve and Enjoy! Fill your glasses with ice and then pour that gorgeous pink strawberry green tea lemonade over it. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few strawberry slices for an extra touch of summer fun.
strawberry green tea lemonade in mason jar

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

ou definitely can make this strawberry green tea lemonade ahead of time! Here’s how to adjust the recipe for some future refreshment:

Make-Ahead Tips:

  • Brew and Cool Completely: The key here is to make sure all the components are cool before assembling the final drink. Follow steps 1 in the recipe instructions – brew the green tea, let it steep, remove the tea bags, and stir in the honey. Then, place the cooled green tea in the refrigerator until it’s nice and chilled.
  • Prepare the Strawberries: Wash and halve your strawberries. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day.
  • Lemon Juice and Mint: Squeeze your lemons and store the juice in an airtight container in the fridge. If using mint, wash and store the leaves in a damp paper towel in the fridge.
  • Assemble When Ready: When you’re ready to serve, simply combine all the chilled ingredients in the blender (cooled green tea, strawberries, lemon juice, optional strawberry preserves, and mint leaves). Follow steps 2-4 from the recipe instructions to blend, strain (optional), and serve over ice.

Here’s what to avoid:

  • Pre-Blending the Strawberries: Don’t blend the strawberries with the other ingredients too far in advance. The strawberries will release their juices and the drink can become watery or lose its vibrant color over time.
  • Adding Ice Too Early: Ice will melt and dilute the drink, so wait to add it until you’re ready to serve.

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This refreshing twist on lemonade combines sweet strawberries with the subtle earthiness of green tea for a delightful summer drink. It’s perfect for poolside lounging, afternoon pick-me-ups, or anytime you crave something cool and flavorful.


  • 4 green tea bags

  • 5 cups water

  • 1/2 cup honey (or to taste)

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved

  • 1/4 cup high-quality strawberry preserves (optional)

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, lightly packed (plus extra for garnish)


  • Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in honey until dissolved. Let cool completely.
  • In a blender, combine cooled green tea, remaining 2 cups water, strawberries, lemon juice, strawberry preserves (if using), and mint leaves. Pulse until well combined.
  • Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Serve over ice with fresh mint and strawberry slices for garnish.


  • Substitute 1 cup frozen, thawed strawberries if needed.
  • Fresh mint leaves are recommended, but a few drops of peppermint extract can be used instead.
  • Make ahead by storing chilled green tea, strawberries, and lemon juice separately. Combine and blend before serving.

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