Strawberry-Pineapple Basil Iced Tea


Strawberry-Pineapple Basil Iced Tea

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"Steep" up your tea game with the additions of fruit, herbs and simple syrup. Brew your summertime tea in a Pinky Up Jona teapot for a sleek, contemporary look to this time-honored tradition.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 1
Strawberry-Pineapple Green Tea
3 tbsp. Tiesta Tea loose-leaf strawberry pineapple green tea
5 c. water
Basil Simple Syrup
1 c. water
1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
10 to 12 large fresh basil leaves
Strawberry-Pineapple Basil Iced Tea
4 oz. brewed strawberry-pineapple green tea
1 oz. basil simple syrup
2 Basket & Bushel strawberries, hulled and quartered
3 Hy-Vee Short Cuts pineapple chunks, halved
6 small basil leaves

Things To Grab

  • Pinky Up Jona teapot or 42-oz. stoneware teapot with metal infuser basket
  • Tea kettle or saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Small saucepan
  • Small silicone spatula
  • Cocktail shaker with lid
  • 1 (8-oz.) glass


  1. To brew tea, place tea leaves in a metal infuser basket; place inside a 42-oz. stoneware teapot. Heat water in a tea kettle or saucepan to 175 degrees; pour over tea leaves in the infuser basket. Steep, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Press tea leaves against the side of the infuser basket with back of a spoon; remove and discard leaves. Let tea stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Cover teapot with lid and refrigerate until tea is completely cool. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  2. For the basil syrup, bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves. Steep, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard basil; cool completely. Store covered in refrigerator up to 5 days.

  3. For each iced tea, add brewed tea, 1 oz. basil syrup, strawberries, pineapple and 6 small basil leaves to a cocktail shaker. Add ¼ cup ice. Cover and shake well until chilled. Pour into 1 (16-oz.) glass; add additional ice.

Nutrition facts


130 Calories per serving
1 (8 oz.)

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 1g

Daily Values

Iron 0%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 2%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons