Fresh Basil & Rosemary Tea Recipe

Brew some tea--warm or iced--with fresh basil and rosemary.  You'll not only enjoy the flavor, but you'll be hearing a big "thank you" from your body, too.
Brew some tea–warm or iced–with fresh basil and rosemary. You’ll not only enjoy the flavor, but you’ll be hearing a big “thank you” from your body, too.

Fresh herbs make everything taste better, and they’re loaded with good stuff. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, basil has 98% of your recommended dose of Vitamin K, the vitamin no one really talks about but one that is vital for protein synthesis and blood coagulation. Basil is often paired with rosemary, another herb infused with health benefits. Rosemary helps boost the body’s immune system, circulation and digestion. Who knew adding a little flavor could reap such big benefits for your overall health?

If you’re accustomed to grating your own cinnamon or ginger tea, then opt for the fresh stuff. Otherwise, pick a tea bag, any tea bag. Chamomile, jasmine and ginger or cinnamon are good fits. Your kitchen is going to smell like a little piece of herbal infused heaven. Soak it up.

Use any of your favorite tea bags to add a base flavor. Or, grate your own cinnamon or ginger for a completely homemade taste. Or, skip the extra flavor all together and just stick with lots of rosemary and basil!
Use any of your favorite tea bags to add a base flavor. Or, grate your own cinnamon or ginger for a completely homemade taste. Or, skip the extra flavor all together and just stick with lots of rosemary and basil!

Ingredients:

Water, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, tea bags of choice

Directions:

  • Bring desired water amount to a boil.
  • Add in the tea bags.
  • Press the basil and add to the hot water along with a sprig or two of rosemary. Let steep.
  • Serve hot or chill in the fridge and serve over ice; drink up and enjoy!
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3 thoughts on “Fresh Basil & Rosemary Tea Recipe”

  1. WHo knew you were so smart??!!!! Can NOT wait to make this NEXT WEEK- IF my rosemary lived over summer. You have much basil? Will start seeds ASAP as I can! LOVE YOU!

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