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90

This is a slightly bittersweet herbal (tulsi and rooibos blend) chai with strong notes of cinnamon and cloves. A tasty non-caffeinated alternative to a traditional chai, with the added calming benefits of the tulsi. I like mine with a splash of milk. The directions said one roughly 2 g bag per 8 oz of water, and I used two bags for 14 oz water. Directions said to steep for 5-10 minutes, so I chose 7. The tea is a little weak, so I would perhaps steep longer next time.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Dark Bittersweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 4 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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95

What a lovely tea! It is mellow, and I really couldn’t detect the rose, but it is very soothing and calming with just a subtle hint of sweetness. I bought this for the health benefits (particularly the metabolism boost and anti-anxiety properties), but this is actually quite enjoyable in its own right.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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85

I can’t seem to find this one anymore, which makes me sad. This is my favorite of the Organic India tulsi teas. A favorite for winter because of the blend of spices and the throat-soothing properties of the licorice.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Herbaceous, Licorice, Medicinal, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

I love tulsi for its nerve-balancing qualities and pleasantly neutral herbal flavor. Slightly minty, I like to doctor this up with the juice of half a lemon, a bit of ginger and a big blob of honey when I’m not feeling well.

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Herbaceous, Mint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

Definitely unique. Intense rose flavor that seems even more rosy due to the sweetness of the stevia and the herbal-sweet quality of the tulsi. I love tulsi for it’s calming qualities and this is a nice treat before bedtime.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Mint, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84

Honey, Chamomile, and just a hint of Tulsi make this a very unique herbal blend. It’s soothing and especially nice when you have a sore throat. I could see this being one of my go-to teas when I’m sick.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

Peppermint tea has always been one of my favorite teas, but I thought this was an interesting twist on an old stand-by. Just underneath the bright peppermint flavor is the spicy Tulsi. It’s a great combination.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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20

I saved this one for last because rose tea has always been my favorite, but it’s also the most fickle of flavors. If there is too much rose the tea becomes very cloying and difficult to drink. Unfortunately that’s the case with this blend, I’m really not a fan of this one.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

I could sit there and smell this tea all day, it reminds me of summer with its faint scent of basil and peaches. It’s an interesting combination of sweet and tart that is slowly growing on me the more I drink it. I’m not really a fan of the hibiscus, but to be fair, I really hate hibiscus.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I’ve had Tulsi comprised of only one variety, but I prefer the blend of Rama, Vana, and Krishna Tulsi used in these bags. The brewed tea has a spicy scent, and tastes of lemon and herbs. It’s very refreshing when served hot, but I don’t care for it cold.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I really enjoyed the blend of Tulsi and Rooibos, but the mango flavor isn’t very strong. I think it gets overpowered by the rooibos. If you’re a fan of rooibos then blend might suit you perfectly.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
8 tasting notes

I love this Tulsi. My only experience with it is in its bagged form.

I find this tisane is rather robust, and can be steeped 8 minutes or longer from 200F+ temperatures. I have not personally experienced a loss in flavor this way, but your YMMV.

Comforting, helps me with sleep issues, balances me out when I’m a little too stressed or a little too drowsy. I think everyone should try it and experience its unique properties.

The flavor has not come across to me as licorice-like or minty (as both of those are not flavors I really like or resonate with). Instead, it’s herbal and slightly sweet, to me, with a lovely warmth to it.

I’d like to get the loose leaf in a tin when I run out next, but I’m also curious about The Tao of Tea’s varieties.

Flavors: Herbs, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1
drank Tulsi Cleanse by Organic India
456 tasting notes

I am dreading this cup of tea. The detox teas are not a favorite anyway, but I’ve actually had a taste of this one before. My husband had a cup of this the day we bought it so I tried it then. I’m not trying to be crude here, but I feel I should be honest.

Forgive me, but this tea tastes like hot vomit. It is the most bitter substance I have ever put in my mouth. Now, in its defense, the packaging does say that it will be bitter. Something about the kidneys liking bitter things. But I didn’t expect this.

The smell isn’t so bad. There is some mint in the aroma as well as something like echinacea maybe. I tried adding honey and it might have helped a little, but the taste is still awful. This is just going to have to go down in chugs. It reminds me of a really overwhelming grapefruit, maybe grapefruit peel. If I pretend it’s a grapefruit tea, I can almost bear it.

Almost.

Flavors: Bitter, Herbaceous, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I’m totally biased in rating this: I love ginger, and tulsi has always helped me out with my stress. I don’t recommend it for people averse to spiciness. Organic India’s teas are more for than medicinal purposes than just pure taste, though the teas that I’ve had have always tasted good to me. The same mode of thought applies to the stress relief, might work for some people but not others.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

My medicine to force me to sleep and relax….and the sedative I frequently administer to my grandmother, my last roommate, and an a practical anti-depressant for one of my friends.

Rose, chamomile, and the grass dew background of the basil pronounce this tisane. It really can be a hit or miss for people, like most herbals usually are. The medicinal effects might or might not work for everyone, but when they do, they do. Sweet rose is also one of the only chamomile blends that I will ever drink.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78

After several stressful days I decided this one was a good one to try. They say that Tulsi is an anti stress tea, I don’t know if they are right. With this blend you get the flavor of the tulsi, the flavor of the pomegranite, but not much flavor from the green tea. It is relatively good though.

I brewed this once in an 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 5 min.

Flavors: Tulsi

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Bought this on EBay after trying a Tulsi blend from my local tea shop. Trying it now because it’s caffeine free and I have to be awake before 3 am to catch a flight to Texas. It is an interesting blend of the herbal character of the tulsi and the raspberry and peach flavors. Tulsi is a type of herbal that is new to me so I am not sure what to think.

I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 5 min.

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

Tulsi is the one herbal “magic bullet” that actually has a de-tensing effect for me. Never tried it in a fruit blend.

AllanK

Right now little will de-tense me but it was good and available in loose leaf.

Ubacat

Tulsi has a strong basil taste to it. I find it has a very subtle way of de-stressing when I’m at work without making me tired. I would never say I got used to and loved the flavour but it’s okay. For this tea I never liked the added flavouring. It’s probably hard to find a good flavoured Tulsi since it’s so strong tasting.

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83

Phwoo, this one is pure zip!

Being tulsi jasmine green tea on the label I was expecting a taste of green tea with Jasmine and herbs listed on it.

No distinguishable green tea at all. You have to hunt for the chamomile and jasmine and can only barely, barely, find them. It’s all spice basically with the green and flowers to round it out in the background though they can’t be picked out.

I like it and am looking to buy some more.

Not a normal buy for me at all, I am not sure but it may’ve been part of the gifts at the Coffee&Tea Festival here in NYC. If not, then that is where I bought it, anyhoo.

Bizarre and zippy. Not overwhelming, just a nice clean zing on the tongue. I’m currently having this before bed as my first try with it.

I am setting my Breville to make hot water for a cup in the morning for both the pleasure and as I need to take meds. Seems a nice one to wake up to and good for night, both.

Again, not my normal kinda thing but so glad I got it. Grabbin’ more, heading to their site I saw it’s on sale and I could grab some others to give a check out.

Sorry can’t give clearer or more detailed description as this one is just sorta blind. The basil lies over all, the spices as a whole lie over the flowers, the green tea is nowhere to be found. Just plain zippy good.

1 bag in 6oz in 175 degrees, 2 minutes. Not what was recommended, but I went by taste.

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58

Stumbled upon this unusual blend in my quest for the ideal rose tea. Drinkable—more fancy than yummy if you ask me. Completely herbal and thus caffeine-free, but I’m not sold on the inclusion of stevia leaf; I’d rather sweeten it myself and risk any bitterness. The search continues, but it was worth a try!

Flavors: Rose, Sweet

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60

The first time I had this I brewed it for 5 minutes and didn’t really like it: the chamomile dominated for me, and I’m not crazy about chamomile. Brewed for 10 minutes, I like it much better – there’s a little more brightness, maybe from the mango.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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90

Normally I prefer loose leaf teas, but a friend gave me a few bags of this to try, and it was really good! I will use all of these and then go looking for more licorice tea.

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99

Sweet Rose? Yes, please. Holy basil? Heavens yes! “Stress-Relieving & Magical”? You & Betcha. Sometimes I get lucky and stumble across a delightful tea — smells wonderful, tastes divine to me. It’s another one of those teas in which the tea bag can remain in your cup as you sip, kinda like Traditional Medicinals Cranberry Weightless. Ohhhhhm yeah. Enjoy. :^) — [ oh yes, and: it’s caffeine-free + organic + fair trade = nirvana ]

Flavors: Floral, Rose, Tulsi

Preparation
8 min or more 1 g 6 OZ / 192 ML

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