Sunday, January 24, 2010

Raspberry Iced Tea with Fresh Basil

5 cups boiled water
2 bags Raspberry Tea
1/2 cup of Raspberry Syrup
2 cups ice cold water
4 leaves fresh Basil

Steep tea bags in boiled water, let it cool down a bit then pour into a pitcher.  Add sugar (as much as you like) stir until sugar is completely dissolved.  Add raspberry syrup, ice cold water, fresh basil and ice.  Stir and enjoy.

We got this idea from when Don and I went on a mini-trip to Charlottesville, VA for our anniversary (26th).  We ate out at the Melting Pot.  We ordered a special tea and asked if it could be served without alcohol so they concocted this special tea and we were the first ones to ever try it out.  The manager of the restaurant was so concerned that he brought it himself to see whether we approved or not.   We both fell in love with it from the first sip.  I told him I would try to recreate it at home.  It's not as good but pretty close!!  I gotta admit that yes, the fresh basil was very questionable but it's amazing what a tasty flavor it gave the tea.

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  1. Hello my friend...

    I have to be honest...when I first read your title I thought...basil in tea? Hehe! That is so different and totally unique. I would love to give it a try though. Raspberry is my favorite fruit and flavor! It sure does make a pretty glass of refreshment! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...such a treat, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,

  2. awww, thanks Chari. It really does make a pretty glass of refreshment and yes! you must try it, especially since Raspberry is your favorite fruit. I can't wait to have it again :)

  3. This looks sooo refreshing. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tableescaper


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