Homemade Basil Tea Recipe - A Delicious
Infusion of Freshly Chopped Leaves

This basil tea recipe is super easy and quick to make! And you can use either dried or chopped fresh leaves. When it comes to herbal drinks, my preference is for fresh every time! But if you've only got dried available, you still can get a tasty, healthy cuppa!

A good idea if planning on making lots of drinks is to grow the herbs yourself. This way you will get a continuous supply of the freshest leaves for your tea and for your cooking needs. See the links on the left for growing pages.

Recipe For Healthy Homemade Basil Tea

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups water
3 tbsp fresh leaves
2 cups water
1½ tbsp dried basil

tbsp = tablespoon



  • Chop the leaves and boil the water
  • Add the leaves to a cup, and pour on the water
  • Let steep for 5 to 10 minutes before drinking


  • Add the dried leaves to a teapot
  • Pour in the water
  • Let steep for 5-10 minutes
  • Strain and serve

That's it! A refreshing healthy cup of basil tea in no time at all!

Here is a short slideshow of how I made it...

Different Varieties of Basil You Could Use...

I tend to use sweet basil as it's the one I grow most of. But there are others to choose from...

picture of basil tea made with fresh basil leaves

...Cinnamon, lemon, bush and the popular Thai variety to name a few that you could try. 

Incidentally, this is the most popular herb in the world used in numerous recipes and kitchens everywhere.

But its versatility doesn't end at just cooking with it or making a cuppa, there are also many health benefits to be enjoyed.

So this herbal tea is not only very quick, easy-to-make and extremely tasty, but also super healthy!

More Herbal Tea Recipes You May Enjoy!

Parsley Tea Recipe -
Light, Refreshing and
Very Healthy

Mint Tea - Use Spearmint
or Peppermint For a
Lovely Cuppa

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