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Peach-Basil Iced Tea

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 3 qt.
Peach-Basil Iced Tea is a perfect sipper for using the bounty of basil in your spring garden. This combination of flavors offer a refreshing beverage for you and your guests on those hot summer days.


  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups peach nectar
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Pour boiling water over tea bags and basil in a pitcher; cover and steep 6 minutes.

  2. Remove and discard tea bags and basil. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved; stir in peach nectar. Serve over crushed ice.