In India, Chai is certainly the most common drink you can find in the streets. Traditionally it is made of black tea (Assam), a lot of sugar and a mix of spices. Here I suggest a variety of spices that have some healing and rejuvenating effects that are especially good during winter. The black tea will be replaced by holy basil (Tulsi).

Holy basil is considered in India as one of the most spiritual and sacred herbs. Tulsi not only helps protect the body from the degenerative effects of stress, but it also repairs the body from its damage. Tulsi is adaptogen which means it will naturally adapt depending on the need of the body. Tulsi has rejuvenating properties that can boost energy, and because it is not a stimulant, it can also be taken before bed and to support deep sleep.

Serve 2 or 3


• 3 cups of water

• 1/2 inch of fresh ginger sliced

• 1/2 inch of fresh curcuma (or dry)

• 4 black peppercorn

• 1 star anise

•1 tbsp of dry tulsi

• Cow or vegetal's milk 

• Sweetener (maple syrup or sugar according to taste)



1. Bring water to a boil, add the spices and let it simmer for 20-30 min.
2.Take off the heat and put the tulsi in. Leave to infuse for 5 min before you filter.

3. To serve, bring half of this chai preparation and half of hot milk together.

4. Whisk it with a hand blender to form a cappuccino like foam on top! And add some sweetener if you'd like

You can drink it at any time of the day!