how to make basil tea

how to make basil tea

How to Make Basil Tea

Basil tea is a fragrant and delectable tea with many health benefits. It’s easy to make this tea at home with just a few simple ingredients.

Things You’ll Need

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Hot water
  • Honey (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)


  1. Pick fresh basil leaves from the garden or find them at a grocery store. Look for leaves that are dark green and have a fresh scent. Avoid leaves that are wilted or yellowish.
  2. Wash the basil leaves in water before making tea. This will remove any dirt or debris and will enhance the flavor.
  3. Put the basil leaves in a teapot or cup. You can use about one teaspoon of leaves for every 8 ounces of water.
  4. Add boiling water to the teapot or cup. Pour the water over the leaves and let them steep for about five minutes.
  5. Add honey and lemon juice, if you’d like. These can enhance the flavor of the tea and add a bit of sweetness.
  6. Pour the tea into a mug or cup and enjoy. You can also add ice to the tea to make it cold.


  • You can reuse the same leaves multiple times to make additional cups of tea.
  • Basil tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • If you want a stronger flavor, use more basil leaves or steep them longer.

Making basil tea can be a great way to relax and enjoy the natural flavor of this tea. With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy the health benefits and fresh taste of basil tea.


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