Strawberry Iced Tea
From the April/May 2018 issue of Eat Drink Mississippi
3 family sized tea bags
2 cups sugar
1 pound fresh strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil on the stovetop in a small saucepan. Add tea bags, cover, and steep for 9 minutes. In a one-gallon pitcher, dissolve sugar in about a cup of hot water.
While tea steeps, puree strawberries in a food processor or blender. Press puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds.
Pour steeped tea into the pitcher with sugar water. Add puree and vanilla. Finish filling pitcher with water to make a gallon. Stir.
Refrigerate and serve ice cold.