Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Organic

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Brand:Shanti Tea
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Tulsi (Holy Basil)

This tea's info last updated: May. 10, 2012

Commercial Description

Tulsi is one of India's most sacred herbs, an aromatic shrub recognized for its spiritually uplifting and healing properties. The infusion is deep yellow and has a spicy and minty aroma, and a naturally sweet and pleasant flavor.

Brewing Instructions: (from Shanti Tea)

Use 1 heaped tsp. of herbs per 8oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 5 mins covered.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I've been drinking this tea for the past two days, and really like it. It has a nice, light, spicy aroma, and a equally light and pleasant flavor. I thought this tea was refreshing and agree that it feels uplifting as well. I will definitely be drinking this again!
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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This is the green leaf, or Rama Tulsi. I prefer the red-leaf, or Krishna tulsi, but this is actually my favorite example of the green-leafed variety that I've tried.

I find green tulsi can sometimes have a metallic quality, and this quality is thankfully greatly diminished in this sample. This tulsi is smoother and just a tad warmer, and less edgy. But it also has a slight skunky quality (which I like), almost reminiscent of some oolongs. It also has a slightly greater licorice or anise quality, tending slightly (only very slightly) in the direction of the vana tulsi (wild holy basil). Aroma is predominately clove, but the clove dominates much less than in other examples of green tulsi that I've sampled.

The differences are subtle, but I found this to be just a tad more complex and nuanced than any other pure green holy basil that I've sampled.

I also think the price is very good. My favorite tulsi, Upton's purple-leaf (Krishna) holy basil, is slightly cheaper, but this is organic certified and that one is not, and the price on this is only very slightly higher. If you prefer the green-leafed variety, or if organic matters to you, I would recommend this one.
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