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Original Tulsi Tea - Organic

39
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10 ratings
Picture of Original Tulsi Tea
Brand:Organic India
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
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This tea's info last updated: Dec. 13, 2013

Commercial Description

Three sacred varieties of Tulsi with potent restorative powers are blended to create this delicious, calming, yet energizing tea with hints of lemon and citrus from Vana Tulsi, the slightly spicy tones of Krishna Tulsi, and the calm depth of Rama Tulsi.

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80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
(44 reviews) on
This was my first experience with Tulsi or Holy Basil. I was extremely impressed. The aroma is warm and welcoming with hints of earth, cinnamon, and spices. The flavor is reminiscent of a spearmint tea with spices and perhaps cardamon and cloves. The flavor is well rounded and very enjoyable.

I haven't had it enough to talk about the health benefits, but I'm always up for relaxing teas!
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73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(46 reviews) on
I've never had tulsi before. It reminded me of chamomile tea, but stronger and more lemon-y, maybe. I really enjoyed it.
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70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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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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50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
(119 reviews) on
This is only my 2nd tulsi tea, but I'm thinking that tulsi may not be my thing. I didn't enjoy the aroma or flavor much. I've seen people mention that tulsi can have a citrusy flavor, but I didn't pick up anything like that here.
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50 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
(50 reviews) on
I keep Tulsi tea around for it's health properties, but the Original isn't my favorite. It's too grassy to be a flavor of it's own, I do not care for grassy/earthy flavors as a whole. This tea works better when lemon is added.

I do like how it helps calm nerves and reduce stress when consumed.
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47 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea is okay. I don't usually like herbal teas very much, though. I don't like this flavor a whole lot. I added cream and sugar.
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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I just had my first cup of this tulsi and was pleased by it's flavor, texture, and aroma!

Overall I thought it was sweet and light, making it enjoyable to sip and relax with. To me, the scent was slightly floral and the taste smooth and pleasing. The aftertaste was sweet at first, adopting a tolerably faint bitterness as it sat.

I will definitely be having another cup in the future!
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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(66 reviews) on
I used to grow Tulsi on my windowsill, and missed the lemony fresh brew that the dried leaves used to make. It was always a soothing, calming sup of calmness that I looked forward to. I found these teabags of a blend of Tulsi at my local Whole Foods Supermarket, and have found them to be a worthy addition to my cupboard.

I brewed with 6 oz. boiling water for 5 minutes, enjoying the nice aroma, and was very pleased with the flavor. Definitely a pleasing cup with gentle spiciness hinting of basil, cloves, citrus and a bit of star anise. Amazing to get such interesting flavors in this calming brew. I am definitely going to have to try their other Tulsi teas.
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90 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(50 reviews) on
This tea has a very pleasant aftertaste.
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73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I've now tried quite a few different sources of tulsi and I can say that this is one of the best. This is the first blend I've tried--in the past I've only had Rama or Krishna tulsi, and I tend to prefer Krishna tulsi as it's smoother.

I brewed this with boiling water and let it steep for 15 minutes. Steeping less time (5 minutes) it comes out too weak for me and I think, in a sense, is a bit of a waste.

The amount of leaf per teabag, 1.8grams, is not particularly generous. I suppose it's about typical for what companies use for tea, but it's less than I use for this particular herb. When I make tulsi, I like it a bit stronger, typically 2-3grams or even more if I want a more potent relaxing effect.

The flavor of this particular tulsi blend is exceptionally smooth. There's just a hint of the sharpness that's characteristic of Rama tulsi, and there's a depth and warmth that I find the Krishna variety has more of. It also has a clean and sweet aftertaste. The aroma is complex and spicy, but gentle, with a hint of cloves, cinnamon, and orange. Overall, less strongly aromatic than any of the loose tulsi I've had.

In terms of how this particular tea makes me feel? I always find holy basil to be relaxing. This particular blend has a noticeable effect, considerably stronger than an equally strong chamomile tea. Like I said though, I prefer to use a bit more leaf. These teabags are really only good for one cup, and even then it's not as strong as I'd like. For all the effort they've gone to for the packaging, I'd rather they use more leaf.
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