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    Basil Tea Recipe from India

    Basil Tea Recipe from India. Photo by Annacia

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    5 mins

    1 min

    4 mins

    Baby Kato's Note:

    This recipe has been submitted for play in ZWT8 - India. This recipe was found on Indian Food Forever . Now this sounds good. I often am left wondering what I'm going to do with all the basil growing in the garden. What a great use for it. Please note: Cooking time is for steeping of the tea.

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    • 1/2 cup basil leaves (Tulsi Leaves)
    • 2 1/4 cups water
    • 2 teaspoons tea leaves (Chai Patti, or 2 Tea Bags)
    • sugar (your preference, Cheeni)
    • milk (your preference, Doodh)


    1. 1
      In a small pan bring water and basil leaves to boil.
    2. 2
      Lower the heat and allow to brew for 3-4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Now add the tea leaves or tea bags and sugar to your taste and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Turn off the heat and strain the tea into cups and add milk as per your taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 12, 2012


      I made 1 serving only for me. The basil has a light taste with the tea. Both of them are perfect together. I really enjoyed it with just a little bit of milk. No sugar in my tea. Thanks Baby Kato :) Made for Photo tag game

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    • on August 27, 2012


      Wow, what a surprise. This simple recipe for a simple cup of tea is great! I too, always have way too much basil. But, have to be honest wasn't sure about combining tea and basil. Very refreshing and tasty. I don't use cream in my tea so that is the only ingredient I did not use. Will definitely be making this again. Made for ZWT8 and The Wild Bunch.

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    • on August 22, 2012


      Well wasn't this a fun treat for this afternoon. Made as written and I didn't use any sugar. Made for ZWT8. Thanks for posting, BK!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Tea Recipe from India

    Serving Size: 1 (288 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 8.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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