Bella Basil Raspberry Tea

“Beautiful basil and fresh raspberries lend bright colour and refreshing flavour to this grown-up iced tea. You’ll love the fun fizz and make-ahead convenience for parties.” —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

Bella Basil Raspberry Tea recipeTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time
6servings 45minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 45minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the raspberries, sugar, basil and lime juice. Mash berries. Cook over medium heat until berries release juices, 7 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain, discarding tea bags and raspberry seeds. Transfer tea to a 2-qt. pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Just before serving, slowly add carbonated water or wine. Serve over ice. If desired, top with raspberries and basil.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 281 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 4g fibre), 1g protein.