Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly BH03.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Vana Tulsi
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 11, 2018

Commercial Description

Sometimes referred to as Vana Tulsi, as well as clove basil, this herb has a wonderfully rich character, with notes of spice in both cup and finish. A most welcome addition to our line of Holy Basil offerings.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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 regularly) both from Upton and other sources.

I recommend using much less leaf than one would use for other types of tulsi; the finely-broken leaf infuses quickly and thoroughly, and takes up less space, so it's easy to overbrew and make an overly strong cup.

Brews a very dark color, almost like black tea.

Flavor is initially smooth, there is a strong but muted bitter aftertaste.

Very pleasing, and very different from the other two tulsi offerings of Upton.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Full bodied tea. Absolutely the best cup of tea I've had this year. I've given it to several friends, and they have asked me where to buy it.
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