Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I made this using Thai basil and what a treat that was. If you have regular basil that will be fine too. Cooking time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brew tea for 5 to 8 minutes in 4 of boiling water (off heat).
  2. Remove the tea bags.
  3. Separately boil1 cup of water and add sugar and 1 cup of basil leaves, brew covered (off heat) for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the basil and add chopped strawberries and let it chill in the fridge.
  5. Add the basil strawberry syrup to the cool or cold brewed tea.
  6. Serve in glasses with ice and enjoy!.
Most Helpful

This is very good! We like that the basil gave a peppery mint-like character to the strawberries which wasn't quite the same as just using mint. Refreshing!

Sue Lau July 18, 2014

This was very tasty! I added a hint of rosewater to the tea for fun! Local clover honey sweetened it perfectly, fresh basil from our CSA box and Tazo 'Awake' black tea. I am interested in testing other berries for making the simple syrup. Made for Veg Tag/September.

COOKGIRl September 21, 2013

This tea was light, sweet and refreshing.i enjoyed it with barbecue chicken for supper. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Miss Fannie May 30, 2013