Basil and lemongrass Iced Tea

July 8, 2010
Basil and lemongrass Iced Tea

Author Notes: A friend brought me some Lemongrass tea from the Seychelles and since I grow Basil and always have a good amount or I freeze excess basil. I have used this recipe many times. It was originally made with lemongrass stalks-which are more accessible. I will give the recipe with the stalks. rosiew1

Serves: 2 quarts


  • 1 cup basil leaves and stems chopped
  • 3 large lemongrass stalks
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves chopped
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup or light honey
In This Recipe


  1. Place the basil, mint, and lemongrass in a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Add the boiling water, cover and let stand for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Strain into a pitcher and stir in the agave syrup (or honey)
  4. Pour into 6 icefilled glasses and serve.

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