There is nothing quite like sipping on a cup of basil ginger tea during a chilly and cold winter evening.
The soothing concoction is the perfect home remedy for your cold and cough and can liven up your senses instantly.
Putting it together takes just a few minutes and you’ll love how fresh and better you feel after having it.
Scroll down to get a good look into everything you need to know about making the recipe
Ingredients For the Recipe
You will need just a few simple ingredients to make the basil ginger tea
- Water: ¼ cup
- Basil leaves: 7-8
- Ginger (crushed): 1.5 inch
- Tea leaves: 2 tbsp
- Sugar: 2-3 tablespoon or as per taste
- Milk: 1.5 cups
How to Make the Basil Ginger Tea
Ready to make the basil ginger tea? Here is what you will need to do once you have all the ingredients ready.
Heat water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Add the basil leaves and ginger. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
Next, add in the tea leaves and let the mixture boil for 2 minutes on a low flame. The color of the tea leaves will seep into the water.
Add the sugar next and mix.
Add milk next and mix well. Let the tea simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot with snacks of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
I used fresh ginger for the recipe, but if you don’t have it, you can use a pinch of dried ginger powder instead.
Fresh lemongrass can also be a wonderful addition to this herbal tea.
And if you want the tea to have a bit of a sweet flavor, you can add a whole cardamom into it while you’re brewing the tea.
You can store your leftover basil ginger tea for up to a day in any pot or container of your choice in your refrigerator.
Reheat it in the microwave or in a small pot over the stovetop on low heat.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Basil Ginger Tea
Ready to make this basil ginger tea from scratch? Here are a few tips and tricks you might want to take note of as well.
- Based on your personal preference, you can use full fat or low fat milk. I would really recommend using full fat milk for that rich and creamy flavor.
- You can also experiment with other teas by swapping your regular tea leaves with any other specialty tea leaves. Just make sure they aren’t flavored and don’t have any other artificial flavors added in as it can mess up the herbal and soothing flavors of the tea.
- You can also try a vegan version of this recipe. All you’ll need to do is swap the dairy milk with any plant-based milk of your choice. I would recommend almond milk or oat milk since they have the best flavors that work well along with the other ingredients of this recipe.
- To make the tea healthier, you can swap the sugar in the recipe for any other healthier, natural sweetener of your choice. If you’re using honey, make sure you add it in towards the end.
- If you want to try a caffeine-free version of this drink, you can skip brewing the tea and just the other ingredients, except the milk.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
You can sip on this basil ginger tea at any time in the day. I would recommend having it in the morning to begin your day, or in the evening when you’re looking for a soothing drink to end your day with.
You can also team it up with your favorite evening snacks.
If you enjoyed this herbal tea, and are inspired to try some more such flavored and healthy teas this winter, here are a few handpicked ones you might want to try your hands at.
Basil Ginger Tea
- ¼ cup Water
- 8 Basil leaves
- 1.5 inch Ginger , (crushed)
- 2 tablespoon Tea Leaves
- 3 tablespoon Sugar
- 1.5 cup Milk
- Heat water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Add the basil leaves and ginger. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
- Next, add in the tea leaves and let the mixture boil for 2 minutes on a low flame. The color of the tea leaves will seep into the water.
- Add the sugar next and mix.
- Add milk next and mix well. Let the tea simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Serve hot with snacks of your choice.