Recipe: Tulsi Herbal Tea

Tulsi Herbal Tea

Recipe by Educational Chef Andrea Blanton 
Demonstrated at Grant Park Farmers Market on September 24, 2017


Dried Tea:

  • Tulsi (Holy Basil) dried – Hearthfire Farm & Nursery

Or use fresh herbs – Freewheel Farms

  • Lemonbalm
  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Tulsi


  • Honey


Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) or Tulsi is only distantly related to culinary basil. It is a revered plant with many different medicinal properties used widely for thousands of years. When consumed as tea, tulsi tea has an energizing, stress reducing and anti inflammatory effect.

For fresh leaf tea:

  1. Pick 10 to 15 holy basil leaves, plus other desired herbs
  2. Add the basil leaves to 1½ cups of water
  3. Boil for 10 minutes and strain
  4. Add milk or honey to taste

From dried leaf tea:

  1. Use tea ball, reusable pouch or other tea steeper, and fill with dried tea leaves.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and place tea pouch into cup or mug for five minutes.
  3. Add milk or honey to taste.

Educational chef demonstrations made possible by Piedmont Healthcare and Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta.



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