Honey Basil Tea (Shahad Aur Tulsi Ke Chai)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Indians believe it helps purify the blood and keeps one strong and fit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the basil leaves and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer very gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tea, ginger, honey, and peppercorns and bring back to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and steep, covered, for 5 more minutes.
  4. Just before serving, return to a boil and strain into tea cups.


Most Helpful

Since the recipe is "tulsi", I would assume you have to use tulsi leaves--that is, "holy basil" rather than the common Mediterranean basil, an herb with a very different flavor profile? It's more common in South East Asian and Middle Eastern herbal remedies.

Kai Hire October 05, 2008

Did cut this recipe in half & had 2 large mugs of tea! Don't know if it purified my blood, but it was a relaxing, soothing drink ~ VERY SATISFYING! Basil & ginger aren't usual ingredients in my tea, but this was great! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed in the Family Picks part of Zaar World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike July 08, 2008

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