Pineapple-Basil Tea

Pineapple-Basil Tea Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck


Makes about 10 cups
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 cups water
8 regular-size black tea bags
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
6 cups cold water


Bring chopped fresh pineapple, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring often, 10 minutes. Cool slightly; process in a blender. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a 1-gal. container. Bring 3 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Add tea bags; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; cover and steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags, and stir tea into pineapple mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil and 6 cups cold water. Serve over ice.