This is my first review of an herbal tea since I reviewed Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasons when I first became a Steepsterite. I was in my local organic-health food store buying my usual wares including Tension Tamer when I noticed this Holy Basil nearby. I have read many reviews about this and I was curious to say the least. I doused the tea bag with boiling water and steeped it for 4 minutes. The flavor is so natural and inviting. I cannot comment yet on the effects of this brew because quite honestly I am also drinking the Star of Bulang that I reviewed earlier and I have some of the Verdant Autumn TKY floating around somewhere. One thing I can state now is that this brew has me very relaxed….
For more than 5,000 years, Holy Basil (or Tulsi) has been one of India’s most sacred herbs. One legend holds that the plant is even the reincarnation of a goddess herself. The leafy bushes are still grown and ritualistically tended in homes and temples across the ancient land. Tulsi’s holy status stems from its wide-ranging benefits: generations have trusted it for everything from boosting the overall system to aiding digestion to fighting fevers. Now, Bija brings together all three types of Tulsi—Krishna, Vana, and Rama—into a single, rich-tasting tea.