Strawberry-Basil Iced Tea

Strawberry-Basil Iced Tea

Strawberries and basil give nuance to iced tea. The drink is toted in an old-fashioned glass jar with ice added just before serving. Small bags of pistachios are the perfect accompaniment. Another MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip.


    • 8 black-tea bags
    • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (quartered if large)
    • 1 cup water, plus more for steeping
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving
    • Ice, for serving


    1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
    2. Add tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes.
    3. Place strawberries in a bowl.
    4. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
    5. Remove from heat, add basil, and let steep for 10 minutes.
    6. Strain over strawberries; discard basil.
    7. Toss to coat. Let stand until cool, about 25 minutes.
    8. Combine strawberries (with syrup) and tea in a pitcher.
    9. Refrigerate until chilled.
    10. Serve over ice in your favorite Mug with Attitude and garnish with basil.


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