Basil ginger tea

Basil ginger tea
This is an easy tea that can be served hot, for those chilly winter months and feeling under the weather, or over ice for a refreshing drink during the warm summer months.


Basil ginger tea

Every ingredient in this tea has healing benefits:
Coriander – helps digestion, helps high cholesterol, anti inflammatory qualiites.
Cardamom – helps digestion, fights cold and flu symptoms, helps lower blood pressure, anti inflammatory qualities and has lots of antioxidants.
Black pepper – helps digestion, antibacterial effects and antioxidants.
Ginger –  helps digestion, fights nausea, anti inflammatory qualities and is full of antioxidants.
Honey – can help acid reflux, can minimize seasonal allergies and contains antioxidants.
Basil – reduces inflammation, full of antioxidants and anti-age properties.
Lime – rich in Vitamin C (one of the most important antioxidants), anti carcinogenic for cancer fighting and can help lower cholesterol.
Basil ginger tea

Ingredients (makes 4 cups)                metric conversion                  print recipe

  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander 
  • 2 tablespoons ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 8 large leaves of fresh basil


  1. In a small sauté pan, add the coriander, cardamom and black peppercorns.
  2. Over low heat, warm the spices until they get fragrant, about 5 minutes,
  3. In a medium saucepan add the water and bring to a boil, turn off the heat.
  4. Add the honey and stir until it is melted.
  5. Add the spices, grated ginger and basil.
  6. Bring the tea to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter into a jug.
  8. Serve with sliced lime hot or over ice.

*You can squeeze in some lime juice to add tang.

Basil ginger tea


Basil ginger tea

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