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Strawberry-Basil Iced Tea

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4-5 large basil leaves chopped or torn
  • About ½ a package of Driscoll's Strawberries


  • Bring water to a boil {in kettle or microwave}. Add 4 tea bags and steep until desired strength is achieved.
  • Meanwhile, bring sugar and ¼ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; simmer for 1 minute or until sugar is completely dissolved. Toss in basil leaves and allow to steep for about 10 minutes.
  • When tea and sugar syrup are ready and slightly cooled, strain into a blender with strawberries. Blend for a minute or two, until mixture is completely smooth.
  • Using a mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a pitcher, pressing on the solids to remove any juice. Discard solids.
  • Pour over ice to serve.


*If you prefer your tea sweeter, you can increase the amount of syrup you add. Simply use equal parts of sugar to water in making your syrup.