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drank Tropical Tulsi by Fusion Teas
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Sipdown of this sample provided by Fusion Teas. Thanks! This one inspired me to plant my own tulsi plant. The clove-like flavor of the tulsi is the main taste in this one, but the fruit (papaya, apple, orange) is right there with it. It also has rosehip peel but I am not sure what it is or tastes like.

gmathis

Have you had the plant long enough to decide if it’s finicky or easy to grow?

Scatterbrain

Let me know how the tulsi growing goes, I’ve been thinking about trying that. I’ve already got some peppermint and catnip going strong with other plans on the way for a full herbal tea garden. :)

K S

It seems to be doing fine in our flower bed. I have already pinched several flowers off to dry. One place I read said to pinch the flowers off so the plant will get fuller. Another said the flowers make the best cup. I haven’t steeped it yet but it sure is aromatic. I also have chocolate mint, bergamot (orange) mint, and lemon myrtle growing. I wanted to Verbena but I thought it was to fussy for our area – then I saw it growing in the herb garden at our local state park (doh!) Considered lemon grass but it was an odd plant to look at and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I’ll figure out a way to post the results when I steep it soon.

gmathis

My peppermint is doing OK, but it just isn’t as strong as commercially-prepped dried peppermint. I don’t know if it’s just a varietal thing or if I’m doing something wrong. (Notorious plant-killer here.)

K S

We pretty much planted ours and walked away. They do better if we stay away. Indoor plants are not safe around our house :)

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gmathis

Have you had the plant long enough to decide if it’s finicky or easy to grow?

Scatterbrain

Let me know how the tulsi growing goes, I’ve been thinking about trying that. I’ve already got some peppermint and catnip going strong with other plans on the way for a full herbal tea garden. :)

K S

It seems to be doing fine in our flower bed. I have already pinched several flowers off to dry. One place I read said to pinch the flowers off so the plant will get fuller. Another said the flowers make the best cup. I haven’t steeped it yet but it sure is aromatic. I also have chocolate mint, bergamot (orange) mint, and lemon myrtle growing. I wanted to Verbena but I thought it was to fussy for our area – then I saw it growing in the herb garden at our local state park (doh!) Considered lemon grass but it was an odd plant to look at and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I’ll figure out a way to post the results when I steep it soon.

gmathis

My peppermint is doing OK, but it just isn’t as strong as commercially-prepped dried peppermint. I don’t know if it’s just a varietal thing or if I’m doing something wrong. (Notorious plant-killer here.)

K S

We pretty much planted ours and walked away. They do better if we stay away. Indoor plants are not safe around our house :)

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