Berries & Basil African Red Bush Iced Tea


Makes 1 pitcher

Truly a delightful and deliciously sweet iced tea! Speckled in colorful berries sweet and ripe with flavor this tea is sure to delight and impress the fanciest of folk!


½ cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoons blueberries, smashed
1 tablespoons raspberries, smashed
1 tablespoon strawberries mashed
2 bags red bush tea
Lemons and blueberries for garnish


In a medium saucepan combine basil leaves, sugar and water and bring to boil. Add the tea bags and let boil one more minute. Add the smashed berries and reduce heat, and let simmer for about 7 minutes. Take off heat and continue to let steep for about 10 more minutes or until the mixture is slightly dark, purple color and clearly infused. Strain the mixture and discard the basil and smashed berries. Pour the syrup in a large pitcher filled with ice and add water! The garnish with fresh lemon slices and a few floating blueberries!