5 from 4 votes
Basil and Blackberry Iced Green Tea
Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

With the hotter weather (seriously, it has already hit 90 this season, I am kinda getting scared for the summer heat), I like to take my tea in the form of an icy cold drink. And that's where this delicious Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea comes in. I make up a big batch and have it on hand in the fridge to sip throughout the day. 

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Drink
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 45 kcal
  • 6-8 cups not quite boiling water depending on how strong you like your tea
  • 3 bags green tea I used Brain Boost from Republic of Tea
  • 1/4 cup pure raw honey sub maple syrup if vegan
  • 3 leaves stems fresh basil removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • slices Ice and fresh lemon to serve optional
  1. Bring water close to a boil (remove from heat or switch off just before boiling). Add the tea bags to the water and steep for about 10 mins
  2. Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey whilst the mixture is still warm
  3. Pop the basil leaves and blackberries into a serving jug, and use the end of a wooden spoon to gently muddle them together (you don't want to be too rough, we just want a nice little infusion of flavour to be released)
  4. Pour the tea mixture over the basil mixture and let the whole thing cool to room temperature. Once cooled, pop into the fridge until ready to serve
  5. To serve: Pop a few ice cubes into a glass, pour the tea over the ice and garnish with a slice of lemon (i usually squeeze a little bit of lemon into the glass as well for an extra pop of flavour)
Nutrition Facts
Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Carbohydrates 12.5g4%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 11.3g13%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.