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Lemon Basil Tea

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Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 servings

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 zest
  • 2 teaspoons English breakfast or other black tea leaves


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the basil, lemon zest and tea leaves; cover and steep for 4 minutes. Strain, discarding basil, zest and tea leaves. Serve immediately.

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