It’s been cooling down the southern states of America for almost two centuries, but iced tea has been slow to make its way into Australia’s favour. That’s probably because we’re not doing it right…

Makes 1

½ lemon, very thinly sliced
5 fresh basil leaves
2 green tea bags
3 cups hot water (cooled from boiled)
raw honey, optional

Put the lemon slices, basil leaves and green tea bags into a large jar.

Pour the hot water into the jar and leave for about 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags, seal the jar and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours, though longer is better. The flavour will improve the longer you leave the jar to steep.

Serve over ice and stir through a dash of honey for sweetness, if desired.

Note

You can switch out the green tea for black, if that’s your preference.