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Tokhm-e Sharbatie

Omid Roustaei, The Caspian Chef
A tart and sweet aromatic basil seeds beverage infused with rose water and lime juice.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Persian
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons basil seeds
  • 24 ounces water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 fresh limes, juiced
  • 5 tablespoons rose water
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, for garnishing


  • Bring 8 oz of water to a near boil and dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the remaining 16 oz of cool water, and the basil seeds. 
  • Stir and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Pour in the fresh lime juice and rose water and stir.
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour the Sharbat over the ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh lime and a mint leaf and serve.


Basil seeds are available at Persian markets.  Alternatively, chia seeds can be used.
Adjust the sweetness and tartness to your taste by adjusting the sweet and the sour elements.
Keyword basil seeds, Chia seeds, Lime juice, Rose water
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