> 1 lb ripe strawberries + more for garnish
> 1/2 cup sugar
> 6 1/2 cups water
> 1 cup lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
> 5 - 8 Celestial Seasonings ® Cold Brew Citrus Sunrise Tea Bags
Trim the strawberries and cut into halves. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and 1/2 cup water on medium 3 min., until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in strawberries. Let stand 10 min.
In a medium pitcher place 5 - 8 Celestial Seasonings® Cold Brew Unsweetened Black Tea Bags. Pour 6 cups cold water over tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes (or longer for bolder flavor). Squeeze and remove tea bags.
Meanwhile, squeeze juice from the lemons. Transfer strawberry mixture to a blender. Blend until smooth.
To tea add strawberry mixture and lemon juice and stir. Refrigerate until cold. Serve on ice, stirring before pouring if starting to separate. Garnish with strawberries, if desired.