Herbs are loved almost as much as tea leaves around here at Anna Tea Shop. Each one of our families has some sort of an herb garden. When you attend our summer time tea parties the savory tea sandwiches are pretty much over the moon in flavor all because of that amazing fresh herb twist!
Brewing tea with herbs is not only delicious but oh so healthy. Herbs naturally add flavor without any extra sugar or artificial flavors.
Mint and peppermint are yummy and most people enjoy them with iced tea. Basil is a delicious herb although, we haven’t met many herbs we don’t instantly fall in love with. The recipe below can be made stronger or weaker by changing the amounts of basil and tea leaves. Don’t stop with just basil. I can’t wait to try my fresh Lime Mint this summer with some freshly brewed Buckingham Breakfast!
Recipe for Herb Iced Tea
- 6 teaspoons of rich premium loose leaf tea – Kenilworth Estate, Buckingham Breakfast, or Nilgiri
- A handful of rinsed fresh basil leaves
- 2 quarts of water
- Scoop tea leaves and basil leaves into a large T-Sac. Tie off with string.
- Cold brew overnight in the refrigerator. Sun tea is good too – but the safer recommended method is to cold brew in the refrigerator.