Upton Tea Turkish apple + (bulk) tulsi = apple tart
About 2/3 apple to 1/3 tulsi. A little frantic at work; needed a little tulsi to tackle the tension in neck muscles (it is, in my opinion, the only herbal calmer-downer that has a noticeable effect on me). The downside to its effectiveness is its clovey-ness. Not my flavor profile.
So…this worked. Upton’s prescribed steep time is 8 minutes; plenty of time to wring all the medicinals out of the tulsi. The apple doesn’t completely mask the tulsi flavor, but is strong enough to tone it down. Like a fresh apple salad or a dessert made with Granny Smith apples.