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Tulsi Vanilla Creme Tea

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Herbal Rooibos Blend
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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  • “When I went on a search for local honey, my first stop was a small "natural foods" store in town (and yes, they had what I was looking for, yay!). Half of the store is supplements, and then a...” Read full tasting note
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    Zweven 136 tasting notes
  • “I kind of find that with these tulsi teas that the tulsi flavor seems to dominate the whole thing - hence the name haha. But this one seemed to hit a good balance. The natural honeyish taste of...” Read full tasting note
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    anthonyramos25 24 tasting notes

From Organic India

This rich-tasting tea combines the creaminess of vanilla with the caffeine-free health benefits of red tea from Africa. Add in the warming spice of Tulsi and you have a full-flavored crescendo that delivers a sublime cup of tea.

Contains:
Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) Blend of Rama Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi, Vana Tulsi
Organic Rooibos (leaf)
Organic Chamomile (flower)
Organic Vanilla Creme Flavor

Stress relieving
Soothing & relaxing
Abundant in antioxidants
Powerful adaptogen
Caffeine freeGluten free
USDA certified organic

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3 Tasting Notes

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136 tasting notes

When I went on a search for local honey, my first stop was a small “natural foods” store in town (and yes, they had what I was looking for, yay!). Half of the store is supplements, and then a little of this and little of that. The tea wall was actually pretty big for the size of store, with mostly Celestial Seasonings, Yogi and Traditional Medicinals. But this caught my eye, as I had seen reviews of Tulsi of late, so I settled on this Vanilla choice (only other choice was Raspberry).

This is a blend of 3 different types of Tulsi (Holy Basil), along with some rooibos, chamomile and vanilla flavor. The first time I tried it with T. of honey, it was too sweet. Unsweetened it is not sweet at all, so after tasting without, I’m adding 2 tsp. honey. The honey really brings out the clove note that some associate with tulsi. I’m a fan of clove, so this is perfect. There’s a hint of apple, or other fruit that makes it seems a little like an apple pie (spiced with cinnamon and clove). Some have mentioned a mint note on other tulsi blends, but not getting it in this. Vanilla impression, a little.

I’m retesting so that I can test 3 Upton offerings of Holy Basil varieties. BH02 (Holy Basil Purple Leaf) has no spicy or noticeable flavoring type scents. BH03 (Wild Forest Holy Basil, aka Vana Tulsi, aka clove basil) has a licorice scent. BH06 (now BH08) (Holy Basil Green Leaf) does have more of a mint scent that the others (with spice). I wish I knew the ratio on this tea, so can duplicate (will attempt).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I kind of find that with these tulsi teas that the tulsi flavor seems to dominate the whole thing – hence the name haha. But this one seemed to hit a good balance. The natural honeyish taste of chamomile was easy to detect. The vanilla was certainly the star here though, in the best possible way. It only added to the taste and didn’t take over.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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