Brew a great cup of tea and invigorate your taste buds with this lemon ginger infused basil tea recipe! Here’s how to make basil tea that 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. Here I’ll show you a simple but delicious recipe for how to make basil tea.
Do you also 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. A lemon basil tea smells amazing and has a soothing effect on your stomach, easing digestion and helping with bloating and gas. Basil is also thought to be stress-relieving and health promoting tonic too.
Making a sweet basil tea 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! Please note that sweet basil tea is slightly different than thai basil tea (read more about the latter here).
You could always make this basil tea recipe simple if lemon, ginger or both are not your “cup of tea” (see what I did here? lol)! It tastes just as great! I personally love the ginger addition and I always enjoy a bit of lemon in all of my recipes so I’m always up for those.
How To Make Basil Tea
- 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 cup boiling water
- optional – 4 drops lemon juice
- optional – 1/8 fresh ginger, grated
- also optional – honey to taste
- In a small saucepan, mix basil and ginger.
- Pour boiling water.
- Steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain through a fine sieve.
- Add lemon and honey if you opted for these too.