Strawberry basil tea

Strawberry basil tea

Summer tea to use up strawberries and basil


  • 3 tbsp loose leaf black tea (about 9 bags)
  • 1 pound strawberries, quartered
  • 5 cups water
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh basil


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Place strawberries in a bowl. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add basil, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain over strawberries; discard basil. Let stand until cool.
  3. Combine strawberries (with syrup) and tea in a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Serve over ice, and garnish with basil.