Blood Orange and Basil Iced Tea

Servings 1 quart of iced tea


  • 4 black tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed blood orange juice approx. juice from one orange
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar to taste


  • Boil four cups of water and pour over tea bags in a heatproof pitcher. Once tea has cooled off some, place pitcher in refrigerator to chill.
  • In a ice cube tray (or mini muffin pan), fill spaces with blood orange juice. Add a few pieces of basil to each cube, then sprinkle granulated sugar over top of each cube. Freeze cubes for a few hours.
  • Once tea is chilled and cubes are frozen, pour over ice cubes to serve.