Ginger and Tulsi Tea | Tulasyadi Phanta | For when you need to rest

Phanta Tea is a beautiful, relaxing tea. Just what you need!

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Tulasi Tea

Tulsi tea with ginger is very good for you, especially in early spring. Ayurvedically, it is good for sinusitis, flu, hayfever, bronchitis, asthma and some fevers. (Consult your Ayurvedic practictioner.) Phanta is a hot infusion in Ayurveda.

It is gentle and calming, reducing Vata and Kapha, but raising Pitta. Drink it at a time that you can relax and take some bed rest. It is best to avoid cold for a couple of hours after drinking.

Tulsi is the Holy Basil of India, with a taste somewhere between mint and basil. You can often buy Tulsi tea in organic and health shops. If I can’t find Tulsi, I make this tea with ordinary basil and it still works wonders.

You can read more about the extraordinary healthy properties of Tulasi here.  Tulasi can also be spelt as Tulsi or Thulasi, or called Holy Basil. Don’t get it confused with Thai or Sth East Asian Holy Basil, it is an Indian Holy Basil and quite different to the Thai herb. You can see our Tulsi recipes here.

Similar teas include Longan and Ginger Tea, Ginger Root and Turmeric Tea, Rosebud and Borage Flower Tea, and Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Tea.

Our Tulasi recipes are here, and our Ayurveda recipes here. You might like to browse our other Teas as well. Or explore our Mid Spring recipes.

Phanta Tea

Tulsi and Ginger Tea | Tulasyadi Phanta

ingredients
Fresh Tulsi, Tulsi tea or teabags, or use Basil leaves
12 slices of ginger root
20 or more black pepper corns
10 cloves
pinch salt
jaggery (optional)

method
Simmer all ingredients in boiling water for 5 minutes or more.

You can drink it by mixing half a cup of tea with half a cup of hot milk. This is very warming and comforting.

Or sip at the tea as it is. If it is too strong, add a little more hot water. A squeeze of lemon juice is nice too.

Drink 1 or 2 cups at the most.

Then relax, take a nap if you can.

Tulasi Tea

recipe notes
Mint may be added to the phanta.

Or make the phanta this way, and drink morning and evening: lemongrass, tulsi, cinnamon, cloves, jaggery.

Adrak-Tulsi ki Chai

Add tea leaves to the spice mix, and serve with milk and sweeten with jaggery.

Tulsi | Tulasi | A Life Time of Cooking

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Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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