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Iced Basil-and-Lemongrass Tea

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 45 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Marcia Kiesel uses whole berries to give her chilled herb infusion a lovely pink hue.

  1. 3 large lemongrass stalks, coarsely chopped
  2. 1 cup chopped basil leaves and stems
  3. 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
  4. 1/3 cup tarragon leaves
  5. 4 whole berries, lightly crushed, such as raspberries or strawberries
  6. 2 quarts boiling water
  7. 3 tablespoons agave syrup or 2 tablespoons light honey
  8. Lime wheels, for serving
  1. Place the lemongrass, basil, mint, tarragon and berries in a large, heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water, cover and let stand for 1 1/2 hours. Strain the tisane into a pitcher and stir in the agave syrup. Pour into 6 ice-filled rocks glasses, garnish with the lime wheels and serve.
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