Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

25 06 2010

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea from Martha Stewart

While I’m absolutely married to my sweet iced tea, sometimes, there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice fruit or herb iced tea (or both!).

Try this recipe from the geniuses of Martha Stewart.

8 black tea bags

1 pound strawberries, hull and half (or quarter, depending on how large)

1 cup water (more for steeping)

3/4 cup sugar (see, you didn’t think we’d leave it out, did you??)

1 cup fresh basil (extra, if you’d like an extra garnish for serving)

Ice (add this just before serving)

Boil 4 cups water in a saucepan. Add teabags and let steep for 5 minutes. Place strawberries in a bowl. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar disolves. Remove from heat, add basil, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain over strawberries. Discard basil. Toss to coat. Let stand until cool (about 30 minutes). Combine strawberries with syrup and tea in a pitcher. Refridgerate until chill. Garnish with basil.




One response

25 06 2010

This sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying this out later! Thanks for the post!

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