I love the effect of drinking Tulsi- it really makes you feel great after a long hard day. I prefer to steep it using a 4 part Tulsi/2 part Peppermint(any mint in a pinch)/1 part Stevia leaf. NEVER the stevia extract or the current lines of commercial stevia sweeteners. Slight licorice flavor with earthy undertones for the Tulsi- proven adaptogen that balances you out. They still don’t know how adaptogens work, only that they do; gotta love that.