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Alex Zorach

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Holy Basil, Vana (Tulsi) from Mountain Rose Herbs

Style: Vana Tulsi – Region: India

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 19th, 2014

Dry leaf smells complex, like dried ginger and anise, with a hint of straw or hay. Much more complex than the only other example of Vana tulsi that I've tried.

Brews up a very strong, dark cup relative to the amount of leaf used. The brewed cup has a spicy and very complex aroma, and a piquant (sharp but enjoyable...

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Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Vana Tulsi – Region: India

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 7th, 2011

Aroma mostly of licorice, but more complex, herbaceous, and spicy. Very summery aroma; this smells much more like familiar sweet basil and less like holy basil, which makes sense, as Vana tulsi is the same species as sweet basil, and a different one from the Rama and Krishna Holy basil, which I have tried (and drink r...

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