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Healthy Skin Iced Saffron Tea Recipe with Peach and Basil
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Florentina
  • 4 rooibos tea bags
  • 1 yellow peach sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh Genoese basil
  • 1 pinch red saffron
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 4 tbsp wild honey or agave + more to taste
  • 3 c hot water
  • 6 -8 c Filtered cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Basil blossoms for garnish optional
  1. In a large mug at the tea bags and pour the hot water over the top. Sprinkle with the saffron thread and allow t to steep together for at least 10 minutes.
  2. After about 10 minutes discard the tea bags making sure to keep most of the saffron threads in the tea. Add the wild honey and stir to dissolve. Squeeze in the lemon juice.
  3. In a large pitcher add half of the sliced peaches and basil leaves. Cover with some ice and pour in the rooibos saffron tea and vanilla extract. Add more ice and the remaining peaches and basil. Fill the pitcher with some cold filtered water and more ice.
  4. Serve chilled garnished with basil blossoms.
Recipe Notes

Best served after refrigerated for an hour or so for the flavors to marry.