India's Basil Tea

Baby Kato


This recipe had been submitted for play in ZWT8 - India and 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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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/2 c
    basil leaves (tulsi leaves)
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    tea leaves (chai patti, or 2 tea bags)
  • ·
    sugar (your preference, cheeni)
  • ·
    milk (your preference, doodh)

How to Make India's Basil Tea


  1. In a small pan bring water and basil leaves to boil.
  2. Lower the heat and allow the tea 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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About India's Basil Tea

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #hot tea

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