Lemon Basil Tea Recipe
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Lemon Basil Tea Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen experts sure know how to brew a great cup of tea! Infused with basil and lemon, this oh-so-drinkable recipe tastes as good as it smells.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons English breakfast or other black tea leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the basil, lemon peel and tea leaves; cover and steep for 4 minutes. Strain, discarding basil, lemon peel and tea leaves. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Basil Tea in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p15

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