Place strawberries in a large heatproof pitcher or glass measure. Crush berries. Add sugar, lemon peel, and tea. Add boiling water. Let mixture steep 3 to 5 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth; discard strawberry pulp, lemon peel, and tea leaves. Cool tea mixture at room temperature about 2 hours. Store tea in refrigerator.
To serve, fill glasses with ice. Pour tea into glasses. If desired, add a few fresh whole strawberries to glasses.