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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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I picked this up at the grocery store on a total whim. I’d never even heard of Tulsi before, but the box said it was supposed to relieve stress and provide a number of other health benefits. And I decided, Well, last night sucked for me and I feel gloomy today, so why not give it a try? If it doesn’t work, at least it won’t hurt anything. It’s benign basil.

It tastes very earthy, rich, and refreshing. It’s very definitely an herbal brew! It was very enjoyable. If you let it steep for a long time, it starts to have a minty note, too.

I did feel better emotionally after drinking it, too. So I’m glad I bought it! It’s also organic and fair-trade.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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I enjoy some of the teas from Organic India but this tulsi tea is not among my favourites. The holy basil tends to overpower any of the peach flavour. I can taste a tiny bit of it along with the hibiscus but the basil is just too strong and doesn’t seem to go with these flavours. Not a bad tea. I will finish off what I have but won’t buy this one again.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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It is time to sipdown. Goodbye peculiar tea. Its been weird!
(thanks again to Fuzzy_Peachkin for this sample!)

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drank Tulsi ginger by Organic India
2309 tasting notes

Backlog. Tisane of the evening at my sweetie’s house, he really likes tulsi and so do I. The ginger is really good in this blend. Someday I will need to try this as a cold brew or an iced tea, it would be good to keep some in the fridge ready to drink.

Indigobloom

Tulsi is the same as basil isn’t it? I loooooove basil in my tea

TeaBrat

It’s the same thing as holy basil which is from India…

Indigobloom

ah. Nice. I do love it then lol

TeaBrat

me too, it’s very relaxing as well ;)

Indigobloom

I still have some of that Holy basil blend from Verdant left. Been hoarding it lol

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A thousand thanks to Fuzzy_Peachkin for the packets of this.
Cinnamon and Rose? What a facinating combination, I’ve never heard of anything like it.
First impression, upon tearing open the packet, is that this is not a subtle tea. Kablammo! Spicy cinnamon smell!
This is sweet, which surprised me, as I was expecting a spicy taste to accompany the sent of the tea.
The rose is barely detectable, but you do certainly get the cinnamon. The rose just adds a light note into the mix.
Not bad, and certainly not undrinkable, but not destined to become a favorite.
Thank you again Fuzzy_Peachkin!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

LOL! Your reaction was a lot like mine! The only person I know so far who likes this is my coworker who I have a lot of the bags to. Hopefully you like the other teas better!

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There’s a decidedly minty undertone to this blend – I’ve never had tulsi before, but I’m assuming that’s it. I’m unabashedly not a fan of mint in my tea (or tisane, as the case may be), but this is actually okay – pleasantly refreshing, even.

I can taste the spices, but for the most part I wish they were a bit stronger. The ginger does come through nicely, though, and I think that’s what’s saving this tisane for me. It’s reminding me of ginger cookies, actually, which is never a bad thing! And the rooibos isn’t too strong – I’m not getting that tobacco flavor I dislike.

It’s not outstanding, but this is a decent caffeine-free option. I can see myself enjoying this in the evenings. I’m drinking it plain now, but I’ll certainly be trying it with a splash of soy or almond milk.

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This one is a wonderful blind buy!I never had Tulsi before,then one day when searching for one more item to meet free-shipping standard,I came across this.As a herb lover(plus I always fancy excellent roses) I bought this , curious about what tulsi would taste like .To my surprise,the very sweet and lovely taste of rose here is better than expected, which tastes and smells like fine Rosewater .Tulsi is light ,crisp,straightfoward , linear yet powerful in a delicate way and not at all ignorable. Truly tulsi is like a queen ,powerful and feminine , like the mother of the land ,with her gentleness and majesty.(Yep it reminds me of Aquaman’s wife,the beautiful、attractive and tough queen Mera~!)

Interestingly, the first time I had this one,I can’t barely bear it ,since tulsi is somehow earthy and fishy ,making me a little dizzy.I don’t know if you guys cook fish and spiral lions(/barnacle) with fresh mint ,but that particular kind of mint and tulsi truely share something in common,with its fishy for instance.People in some other provinces here use basil instead of mint ,so I think Tulsi as a branch of basil is solid to be at some point similiar to the particular kind of fresh mint? Once getting used to tulsi,you will like this energetic herb very much!(I fell in love instantly with this one the second time I tried it ,though the first time I just had a few sips and poured the whole cup away LOL

BTW,this one can be repeatedly brewed for a few times ,maintaining its good quality as the first cup……nice work!

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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Tea of the morning here – seems like a good one to drink while listening to Krishna Das and trying to stay sane at work. I do love the effects of tulsi. I hope everyone is having a great day!

Serenity

I heart Krishna Das! Hanuman Chalisa!

Rheya

I like their Sweet Rose Tulsi Tea~!

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
2416 tasting notes

Was out at a concert last night, feeling a bit hoarse and draggy (is that a word). Soothing but supposedly energizing tulsi, with a spot of honey, seems to be in order.

Already contemplating what tea to have with lunch!

Josie Jade

I’ve been thinking the same thing since I woke up. I think today is a Downton Abbey blend day for me. See you soon!

Janefan

Sounds good! See you later. :-)

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drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
2309 tasting notes

Backlogging – I made an iced tea with this yesterday and I quite enjoyed it as my after dinner drink. :) The lemon ginger combo here makes it good with food and i was glad to find it’s just as good cold as it is hot. I might need to keep this in my fridge more in the future…

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Tulsi ginger by Organic India
2309 tasting notes

Tisane of the afternoon here. I have the lemon ginger tulsi and this is also good, just a mixture of ginger and tulsi. Tastes gingery, spicy and slightly minty/herby from the tulsi. This is a really good after lunch tisane, I’m enjoying it. It would also be great for evening time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
2416 tasting notes

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Strange… and strangely sexy! I have been obsessed with rose scents since I got hooked on Lush’s Rose Jam perfume a while back, so I have been looking for something sweet and rosy to sip as well. You get a distinct rose perfume from this but it is still VERY herbal (well… duh!). It’s a good balance and I did enjoy it, but I doubt I will find myself reaching for this often since I have other rose teas on hand I need to try. Still looking for the perfect sweet rose jam tea to sip while I take Rose Jam bubbleroon baths (LUSHies KNOW.) – let me know if it’s out there!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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This is not a tasty tea. It says it is pomegranate green – but I’m not tasting any pomegranate. I taste a little bitterness and some strange background taste.

Not a fan, but I consider this a tasting adventure…thank you Short Sorceress!

Dexter

LOL I like the tasting adventure attitude. Even bad teas are a learning experience.

scribbles

If you don’t try new things/teas you don’t know. :)

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oof – could not sleep last night and have been drinking coffee AND tea all day but I should probably stop soon before I have problems sleeping tonight. :)

Tulsi always makes me feel good although I don’t necessarily love the taste, it is nice and helps me cope with stress. Some days I just think all of my stress is self inflicted but anyway that’s another story. This tea is good with soymilk also.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Hesper June

I agree. I always brew it up grudgingly as I might a cold tea or something, but within a few minutes of drinking it definitely helps me feel calmer and more centered.

TeaBrat

It really seems to work! Maybe I’ll have some green tulsi today.

Shmiracles

i too reinforce the consensus! and i am a person who is skeptical of everything! but it really does work for me. and i love it so much.

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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I found this one in a health food store today. Yay! Finally I’ve found tulsi tea!

It’s pretty good. I decided to add a bit of honey to it because I have a sore throat, and that improved the taste a bit. It’s not as sharp and citrusy as the tulsi I’ve had before, but that’s probably because a) it’s in bags, and b) it’s a mix of 3 different types of tulsi.

Anyways, it’s good, and if I can’t find a good loose tulsi, I’ll definitely get this one again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

I just recently tried a tulsi tea from this brand and thought it was pretty good for a bagged tea. Health food stores usually have some interesting herbals.

OMGsrsly

A lot of the stores I usually shop at are health food stores, as I live in “that area” of town! :) Every store tends to stock the same stuff, though (Numi, Traditional Medicinals, Yogi…).

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There is a new health food store that opened up near my office and they have a HUGE organic tea section. Most of them are bagged, but they all look pretty high end. I was intrigued by the combination of Cinnamon and Rose, which is something I’ve never heard of before so I bought this one at lunch.

I laughed when I opened this up because the description describes this tea as “delicate”. I would not describe the aroma or taste as delicate at all! It is strong. You can smell this very far away and my co-workers were remarking on how great it smelled. It reminds me of herbal teas they sometimes give you in spas (not that I’ve really been to many).

I can make out the cinnamon and tulsi immediately. It takes me a while to find the rose in all of this. I couldn’t help thinking “Poor, rose! You’re a little bullied by these other scents and flavors.”

I had intended to leave the bag in my cup (I can be lazy about my tea at work), but the smell and taste got so strong I had to take it out after about a minute. The taste is very sweet and like the aroma, the cinnamon and tulsi take the front seat. Rose is there, but it just adds a light headiness to the tea. It supports the other flavors rather than standing on its own.

Overall, I found this a pleasant sweet tisane, but I don’t think I would have it often and only in small amounts. Tulsi is a bit overpowering! It might be interesting to try iced to see if it mutes the flavors some.

I’ve been thinking about trying everything iced lately! :-) 90 degrees today!

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If you are single, live alone, female, knit doily’s, over 50, like roses, and old fashioned, this is your tea!

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