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Tulsi from 24 Mantra Organic

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil – Region: ?????

85 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 9th, 2017

This is a delightfully spicy herbal tea. It sort of wakes you up even without the caffeine. Though a CTC style loose leaf, it resteeps quite well -- but expect to infuse longer for the second cup. It's been a lot time, but I remember thinking this was inexpensive when I got it.

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Original Tulsi Tea from Organic India

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil – Region: India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 23rd, 2014

The best word for this tea is comforting. It's a nice tea for winding down. I wasn't blown away with the herbaceous flavor, but for a bagged tea I felt it was pretty impressive. I can easily get two good cups out of a bag.

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Holy Basil, Rama (Tulsi) from Mountain Rose Herbs

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil – Region: United States of America

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 28th, 2014

Oooh, very tasty tulsi! Very smooth, lightly spiced with complexities that taste not-quite-floral, not-quite-citrus. Very soothing aroma too.

It can steep for a long time without turning bitter (which is good, because it diffuses slowly) and has a lovely light gold color. The water I used was fresh boiled. My first ...

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Holy Basil, Krishna (Tulsi) from Mountain Rose Herbs

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil – Region: India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 17th, 2014

A solid holy basil tea. Has the distinct basil flavor (though I've only tried one other so far), but with a hint of pepperiness. Definitely savory, not bitter. If you like a nice, smooth holy basil as a drink, this one is quite good. I do wish the taste was more robust, though, as it's relatively light--especially by t...

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