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Basil tea

Easy Basil Tea

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make basil tea! This fresh herb infuses a beautifully subtle flavor into tea: add lemon for the perfect combination.


  • 1 bag black tea
  • 6 large leaves basil
  • 1/2 lemon slice


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to gently muddle (mash) the basil leaves and lemon circle in bottom of tea glass.
  3. Add the black tea bag to the mug. Pour over the water and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the basil, lemon, and tea bag and drink immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Tea
  • Cuisine: Herbal
  • Diet: Vegan