Just One Plant: Bumble Tea

A blending of black tea, basil, and citrus, for a flavoral summer refreshment.

Nothing goes down better than a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. Even more refreshing? Bumble Tea. This recipe uses a simple muddling technique to introduce the flavor of basil and emphasize the presence of citrus. The addition of delicious black tea and spicy ginger beer keeps this simple sipper light, but interesting. One you’ve got it down, experiment with different types of citrus or tea bases to create your own intricate flavor profiles at home. The good news is this drink is non-alcoholic and a family picnic staple, but we won’t tell if you add a splash of bourbon or vodka. After a long day of yard work, a spiked Bumble Tea might be just what you need!

The Ingredients

6oz Black Tea

2oz Ginger Beer

.5oz Honey

3 Half Lemon Moons

6 Basil Leaves

Mason Jar or Old Fashioned glass

Muddler or Wooden Spoon

The Process

In the bottom of your mason jar or old fashioned glass place lemon moons, basil leaves, and honey. Using your muddler or back of a wooden spoon gently press basil into lemons and honey until mixture is combined. When muddling it is important to do so gently so as to lightly introduce the flavor of the basil and let it combine with the other ingredients. Add ice, black tea, and ginger beer to glass and gently stir to combine. Place lemon moon and 3-4 fanned basil leaves between ice and glass for garnish.

Basil, and More!

(4 Recommended)

All the essentials to mix up this refreshing summertime drink.
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Basil, and More!

(4 Recomended)

All the essentials to mix up this refreshing summertime drink.
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