Basil Tea Recipe from India

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Baby Kato

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.

Top Review by Boomette

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

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup basil leaves (Tulsi Leaves)
  • 2 14 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons tea leaves (Chai Patti, or 2 Tea Bags)
  • sugar (your preference, Cheeni)
  • milk (your preference, Doodh)


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

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