We spent a whole day cleaning 1.5 kilos of fresh basil leaves, removing the stems. Then, we quickly steamed them in an electric cooker to preserve their green color, flavor, and antioxidants. Finally, we dried them out, and in about three days, we had around 150 grams of dried tulsi tea leaves.
We asked Sabi to make us some of her dried Tulsi Tea so we could taste it. The tea had a great aroma, but its flavor was light. Best of all, it was caffeine-free, so it was perfect for kids. For our next try, we boiled the Tulsi Tea. Adding honey made it taste really strong and rich.