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Basil and Blackberry Iced Green Tea
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Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea

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. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Drink
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 45kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ¼ cup pure raw honey sub maple syrup if vegan
  • 3 leaves stems fresh basil removed
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • slices Ice and fresh lemon to serve optional

Instructions

  • 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
  • Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey whilst the mixture is still warm
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.5g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 11.3g