Tulsi Tea Recipe

Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is believed to have medicinal properties that could aid in treating the common cold, inflammation, digestive issues, and numerous other conditions. In the holistic health community, it has received significant attention for its stress-reducing benefits, as well.

Tulsi Tea

Although holy basil can be used in cooking, the unique flavor is best enjoyed when the leaves are dried and steeped into an herbal infusion. Make holy basil tea sachets to give as gifts, too!


  • 1 tsp. dried holy basil leaves per sachet
  • Empty tea sachets (You can find these at a tea store or gourmet grocery store) or a small, glass jar


  1. Fill empty sachets or jars with dried holy basil leaves. Pull string taut to secure tea leaves inside sachet or secure lid on jars. Each should have about 1-2 teaspoons of dried holy basil.
  2. To make the tea, steep 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in 1 cup of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Try mixing in lemon juice, cardamon, honey, ginger, cinnamon, milk, or pepper to create your own special tulsi tea blend.
  3. Enjoy!
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5 out of 5 stars Jan 26, 2021
I haven't tried the tea yet, but oh how the honeybees love the flowers of the Tulsi Basil plant. Plan on planting them everywhere there is a free space this year in our garden.
Barbara Murray from VA

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5 out of 5 stars Nov 14, 2021
Tulsi is the best tea maker! I've been adding to my daily brew for a few years and have really benefited from its "mental lift". I combine it fresh or dried with organic green tea bags, dried lemon balm, mint or whatever I'm in the mood for and enjoy iced all day. I grew extra in my garden this year and have bunches hanging everywhere to dry! Hopefully have enough for my winter stash!
Heidi from PA

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5 out of 5 stars Sep 19, 2022
Delightfully easy to grow. Started indoors, planted in a small patch of herb garden shaded by raspberry plants. Tasty leaves straight from the garden and as my husband says well it's basil, right, so I also know it makes a tasty pesto. Have been drying leaves for tea too. Fun plant. Definitely worth a try!
Sandy from MD

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