94
drank Green Tea by Organic India
2307 tasting notes

Anyone who reads my tea log knows I’m a fan of tulsi! I ordered some stuff from Vitacost recently and decided to throw this in the mix. I know I could just add tulsi to my green tea, but I thought this would be good to have around the office (note: I got the loose leaf tin).

The instructions say steep 3-5 minutes in boiling water, but I was skeptical so I went for a slightly lower temp.

This is really nice! Might be my favorite from Organic India thus far. After inspecting the wet leaf, I would say there is more tulsi than green tea in here. You definitely get the distinctive flavor of minty/clove from the tulsi but there also seems to be a lemony element in here. I’m not sure what the green tea is, certainly it’s nothing fancy but it does mellow out the flavor of tulsi a bit and provides a nice vegetal element. It’s a good blend, simple but effective. The only caveat is the tulsi leaves are ground up very fine and it got kind of messy in the infuser and the sink.

Tulsi always helps me to relax – and I bet this would be really good iced also, will have to try it that way someday…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Azzrian

Vita cost rules with their referral program!

TeaBrat

hmm, well I don’t know about that but they are a much cheaper place to get herbs than Whole foods…

ScottTeaMan

Good call on the lower temp & the cold brew. :))

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Azzrian

Vita cost rules with their referral program!

TeaBrat

hmm, well I don’t know about that but they are a much cheaper place to get herbs than Whole foods…

ScottTeaMan

Good call on the lower temp & the cold brew. :))

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