Brew a great cup of tea and invigorate your taste buds with this lemon ginger infused basil tea recipe! This tea tastes as good as it smells!
Basil Tea Recipe
Do you love basil as much as I do? Then you most likely have planted lots of basil in your garden or pots and by midsummer you should expect lots of fresh basil luring you with its minty fresh aroma. And you’re probably wondering what are you going to do with so much basil, right? Well, make this simple basil tea recipe or store some for winter days. Do you need to learn how to harvest basil? Here’s an article to get you started.
Basil is a member of the mint family, and basil tea can be served after meals as a digestive aid. It smells amazing and has a soothing effect on your stomach, easing digestion and helping with bloating and gas. Basil is thought to be stress-relieving and health promoting tonic too.
Making a basil tea recipe is not only easy but super enjoyable too. Add a few drops of lemon juice, some grated fresh ginger and/or some honey and you’ll make yourself one of the best teas you’ve ever had! Or make this tea simple, it tastes just as great! I personally love the ginger addition and I always enjoy a bit of lemon in my recipes so I’m always up for those.
Basil tea recipe
- 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 cup boiling water
- optional – 4 drops lemon juice
- optional – 1/8 fresh ginger, grated
- optional – honey to taste
- In a small saucepan, mic basil and ginger.
- Pour boiling water over.
- Steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain through a fine sieve.
- Add lemon and honey if you opted for these too.
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