Holy Basil, Krishna (Tulsi) - Organic

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Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Holy Basil, Krishna (Tulsi)

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 27, 2018

Commercial Description

Krishna (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is known for its peppery crisp taste. The plant has dark green to purple leaves, stems, and blossoms. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India, and is named after the blue skinned God as the dark purple leaves resemble this color.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 the second cup.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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My all-time favorite example of Tulsi or holy basil is the purple-leafed variety sold by Upton Tea Imports. Since I had been highly impressed by the the green-leafed (Rama) and Vana varieties from Mountain Rose Herbs, liking each much better than their counterparts from Upton, I was excited to try this one.

It was pretty outstanding, but I find I liked it less than the stuff from Upton, which was still my favorite.

This batch has more of an aroma of straw and hay, a lot like dried alfalfa. There is a lot of clove in the aroma, and a hint of anise. Overall though I find the spicy aroma more subdued in this blend than in Upton, and the aroma is weaker overall.

This is still an excellent batch of this herb, however, and I would be very happy to drink it in quantity. It is also significantly cheaper by weight, which is surprising given that it is a coarser cut. I can see buying this even though I find Upton's stuff slightly more aromatic, just because I like drinking it in volume and the price differential is substantial. Both are organic certified.
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