Basil Ginger Lime Tea is a refreshing and good for you drink made by steeping spices like coriander, cardamom along with fresh basil, ginger and lime juice. A different kind of tea, this is a  refreshing drink that comes with health and healing benefits that can be served chilled or hot.

A glass of basil ginger lime tea with ice cubes and basil leaves

I have said time and time again about the natural healing and health benefits of spices and herbs. As you can tell, I like to make my own comforting teas to drink as in the recent recipe over the winter that I enjoyed for soothing therapeutic herbal tea.  This tea is no different when it comes to the ingredients because each one serves a purpose.

A glass pitcher filled with a herbal tea with lime slices

This basil ginger lime tea is almost as easy as dropping a teabag into a cup and adding hot water.

The element of these teas that I like the most is that they can be enjoyed year round. Ho in the cold months when you’re feeling under the weather and chilled for the warm summer days to refresh and take in added nutrients at the same time. This tea is also caffeine free so you can enjoy it right before bedtime.

How to make Basil Ginger Lime Tea

Basil Ginger Lime Tea – Health Benefits

  • Coriander – helps digestion, helps high cholesterol, anti inflammatory qualities.
  • Cardamom – helps digestion, detoxify, a mild diuretic, and unstudied claims of being an antidepressant
  • Black Pepper –  improves digestion, provides respiratory relief for colds and allergies along with antioxidants
  • Fresh Ginger – helps digestion and nausea, improves appetite, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Honey –  rich in antioxidants, can help lower blood pressure, can help lower cholesterol, can soothe a sore throat and cough, helps with allergies
  • Fresh Basil – anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, immune booster Lime Juice –  boosts immunity, can help kidney stone prevention, helps iron absorption

A pitcher and a glass of herbal tea with fresh limes and basil

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Basil Ginger Lime Tea

Basil Ginger Lime Tea

Spices like coriander and cardamom, are steeped with fresh basil, ginger and lime. A different kind of tea, this is a  refreshing drink that comes with health and healing benefits.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 ½ tablespoons ground coriander
  • 3 ½ tablespoons ground cardamom
  • 2 ½ teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ cup (28 grams) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup (85 grams) honey
  • 8 cups (1.9 liters) water
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 6 limes, juiced


  1. To a large piece of cheese cloth, add the coriander, cardamom, black peppercorns and ginger. Wrap and tie tightly with string.
  2. To a medium saucepan add the water and bring to a boil, turn down to low simmer. Add the honey and stir until it is melted. Add the spices. Crush the basil with your hands to release its flavor and add to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat and stir in the lime juice. Allow the tea to steep in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate to chill.
  3. Remove the spice bag and serve with sliced lime over ice.


This recipe yields 8 cups

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 32Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.