Basil Tea Recipe

Popular across India since ages this drink is a refreshing beverage to soothe your lingering coughs & colds. Usually served hot it is a healing drink and can be had anytime of the day.

Nithya Anantham
Basil Tea Recipe
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Basil Tea is a soothing drink, where Black Tea is infused with Indian Basil or Tulsi leaves. Holy basil or Tulsi is known to be an anti-oxidant and is consumed in different ways. Sipping hot basil tea helps relieving cold, cough and even stress. It is beneficial for digestion and regular consumption may prevent acid reflux.

Including hot basil tea when the temperatures drop or change in season may also help in keeping the flu away.

Serve Basil Tea Recipe along with Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Recipe or Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Recipe at tea time or for breakfast.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Tea recipes such as

  1. Golden Detox Tea Recipe
  2. Ginger Lemon Black Tea Recipe


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

2 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

12 M


2 Servings


  • 2 cups Water
  • 8 sprig Tulsi (holy basil)
  • 2 teaspoons Tea leaves
  • Sugar , or Honey, to taste

How to make Basil Tea Recipe

  1. To begin making Basil Tea Recipe, bring two cups of water to a rolling boil in a saucepan.

  2. Meanwhile wash the Holy Basil leaves and add it to the boiling water, let it simmer on low flame for 5 minutes.

  3. After 5 Minutes, add the tea leaves and turn off the heat. Cover the saucepan, let the Tea leaves infuse in the concoction for a few minutes.

  4. Filter the prepared Basil Tea into cups, add sugar or honey to sweeten before consuming.

  5. Serve Basil Tea Recipe along with Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Recipe or Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Recipe at tea time or for breakfast.