4Bigelow LEMON LIFT Tea Bags + 2 C Boiling Water to brew
Cold Waterthe amount you use is up to you & depends on how strong you like your tea
Fresh Basil Leavestry to choose the smaller ones
Bottled Waterfor making clear ice cubes
Sparkling WaterLemon Infused optional
Lemon Wedgesfor garnish
The first step is to prepare the lemon and basil infused ice cubes. I like to place the herbs and zest in an ice cube tray first, then top with water. You may have to coax them down so they aren't all floating. If you use bottled water, the ice cubes come out crystal clear!
For the orange cubes, just use orange segments and top with water. Allow to freeze for several hours.
To prepare the tea, boil 2 cups of water and using 4 tea bags, brew the tea for 5-8 minutes.
Once the brewed tea has had time to cool, add to a large pitcher and top off with enough cold water to fill 3/4 full.
Add the tea to your glass of choice filling half full.
If you would like to sweeten your tea, do so now.
Add the infused ice cubes and just before serving, add the sparkling water.
The process is the same for the orange & spice tea.
Garnish with fresh lemon or orange slices, if desired.