how to make holy basil tea

how to make holy basil tea

How To Make Holy Basil Tea

Holy Basil Tea is a traditional Indian drink made from Tulsi leaves, which are considered to be a sacred plant. This powerful tea is known for its health benefits, so making it yourself can have a wide range of positive effects. Here’s a simple guide to brewing the perfect cup of Holy Basil Tea.


  • 1-2 teaspoons of Holy Basil leaves
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Optional: honey, lemon or other additives


  1. Fill a kettle with 1 cup of water and turn the heat on medium-high.
  2. Dry roast holy basil leaves in a pan for 3-4 minutes or until they become light brown.
  3. When the water boils, turn off the heat and add the roasted holy basil leaves to it.
  4. Allow the mixture to brew for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Strain the leaves and discard them.
  6. Enjoy your hot cup of Holy Basil Tea.

Optional Additives

Adding honey or lemon can help enhance the flavor of your tea. Additionally, ginger and cardamom can be added to help reduce gas, bloating and stomach aches, while cinnamon can help improve circulation and give it a unique taste.


Holy Basil Tea is often used as a natural remedy for treating minor infections, reducing stress and anxiety, improving digestion and boosting the immune system. It is also believed to reduce inflammation and act as an aphrodisiac.

So next time you want to make a cup of tea, why not try making Holy Basil Tea? Not only is it delicious, but it has a myriad of health benefits as well. Enjoy!


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