Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea

Watermelon and Basil Iced TeaRecipe
Photo: James Baigrie


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple


8 cups boiling water
8 tea bags
1/8 medium-sized watermelon, cut into small triangles
1 small bunch fresh basil sprigs
Sugar, to taste (if desired)


Pour the water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Add the watermelon, basil, and sugar (if using), and pour over ice.