When making basil tea it is important to use Holy Basil instead of common basil since it is the variety that contains adaptogens.
6 to 8
Fill a pot with 6 cups of water and bring to the boil.
Once boiling, turn off the heat and add 6 to 8 sprigs of basil.
Gently poke the basil with a spoon so that it is under the water and not just floating on top (if it rises back to the top, that's fine).
Cover and leave to steep for about ten minutes.
After the ten minutes has passed, carefully remove the basil leaves with tongs, or strain, and pour tea into mugs.
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