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Glasses of Strawberry Iced Tea with condensation on the outside of the glasses.
5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea

Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea, refreshing and so easy to make. We always have a pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge the addition of red ripe strawberries makes it even better!

Category Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword Fruit Tea, Iced Tea, Instant Pot Tea, Strawberries, Sweet Tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 10 cups (2.3 Liters) water, divided 3 cups + 7 cups
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 Iced Tea bags, family-sized
  • cup (170 grams) organic honey, or sweetener of your choice + to taste
  • 16 ounces (454 grams) red ripe strawberries, washed + hulled +quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar, to macerate strawberries
  • 1 lemon, zested + juiced
  • 1 lime, zested + juiced


  1. Add 3 cups water, baking soda and 6 tea bags to the Instant Pot insert, place the cover and lock into position. Set the vent to Sealing, then select Manual + High Pressure and set the timer to 5 minutes.

    Tea bags in the Instant for for Strawberry Iced tea
  2. While the Tea brews in the Instant Pot, wash and hull the strawberries then quarter and toss into the food processor with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Zest the lemon and lime then squeeze the juice from both into the processor.

    Strawberries, lime zets, lemon zest and sugar in food processor for Strawberry Iced tea.
  3. Blitz for a minute and set aside.

    Strawberry puree for Instant Pot Strawberry Tea
  4. Allow the IP to do a Natural Release for 5 minutes, then do Quick Release to depressurize fully. Remove the tea bags and then add honey or sweetener if using.

    Instant Pot depressurizing for Strawberry Iced Tea
  5. Once you've added the sweetener (if using) add the remaining 7 cups water and allow the tea to chill completely before adding the strawberry puree.

    Strawberry Iced Tea Pitcher
  6. Stir in the strawberry puree. Fill glasses with ice and pour to the top, garnish with strawberries, lemon wheels, sliced oranges or fruit and herbs of your choice.

    Glasses of Strawberry Iced Tea with condensation on the outside of the glasses.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate.
  • Baking Soda makes a big difference in a pitcher of freshly brewed sweet tea. It neutralizes the tannins in tea and gives a balanced taste.