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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
314 tasting notes

While browsing the tea aisle at Whole Foods (aka “Whole Paycheck” :P), I tossed this and Rishi’s Ginger Pu-erh into my basket.

I’ve read good things about the restorative powers of tulsi as well as these amazing properties:

“…reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lowers cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, prevents gastric ulcers, lowers fevers, improves digestion and provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients. Tulsi is especially effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver and lungs and also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar.”

What a magical herb, eh? ;)

The scent is spicy like cloves and cinnamon but the taste is so mild—mild but not wimpy—there’s a nice peppery, tannic bite. It’s slightly sweet with just a hint of clove-like flavor. I sense licorice too.

I like this. Even in its mellowness, I find it pretty good. I love the aroma. And, perhaps it’s the power of suggestion, but I can feel myself unwind already. The stresses of the week seem to be melting away… :)

I bet this would taste even better (and stronger) in the loose-leaf version. But, sadly, it wasn’t available at the store.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Rabs

“Whole Paycheck” LOL!

I’ve become quite curious about tulsi (TeaEqualsBliss wrote about one recently). But I’m quite disappointed to learn that it won’t do my taxes for me. ;)

gmathis

I think it’s a good thing that the closest Whole Foods is clear across the state from me.

Lainie Petersen

Incidentally, Rishi’s Ginger Pu’erh is one of my favorites.

__Morgana__

Stephanie! Where are you! Come back! We miss you! Hope all is well!

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Rabs

“Whole Paycheck” LOL!

I’ve become quite curious about tulsi (TeaEqualsBliss wrote about one recently). But I’m quite disappointed to learn that it won’t do my taxes for me. ;)

gmathis

I think it’s a good thing that the closest Whole Foods is clear across the state from me.

Lainie Petersen

Incidentally, Rishi’s Ginger Pu’erh is one of my favorites.

__Morgana__

Stephanie! Where are you! Come back! We miss you! Hope all is well!

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