Saffron Basil Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Happy Sunday to you! Here is a deliciously easy beverage to make that involves the secret ingredient “saffron.”


Saffron Basil Lemon Iced Tea Recipe


  • @saffrondirect Greek lemon tea bags & cinnamon saffron tea bags
  • 5 sprigs of basil
  • 1 pinch of saffron leaves
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 5 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • Basil leaves for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Prepare the hot water. Once water is hot pour over tea bags and saffron in a large mug. Steep for about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the honey and basil leaves. Then add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Pour the liquid in a large pitcher and then add the cold water over the top and stir. Chill in refrigerator overnight until flavors come together.  Serve with fresh basil leaves and ice cubes.

Thank you very much to my friends in London for sending me this package of delicious saffron-flavored teas, and saffron from Greece.



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