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