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I cold brewed this. Yes, that’s right. Cold. Brewed.
And you know? It’s actually pretty good! It’s SUUUUUPER basily. Then I get pear. Then the spices.
So although I think I prefer this hot, cold brews of tulsi are good in my world. :)
(I did it this way because 1) lazy and 2) no more paper filters. My cold tea pitcher has an ultra fine filter so I don’t get floaties in the tea. So I suppose I could just use the filter in a mug, but… I didn’t.)
Favourite, and I’ve been drinking it quite often and sadly I’m almost out! I like this one way more than the Apple and Pear Tulsi.
But, this is more of a review of a new mug I got today while I was out! It’s the Contigo “Snapseal” Huron in Radiant Orchid. Yeah. I can’t find it online either. It’s really close to the other snapseal mugs on their website, but it’s not exactly the same.
I got it because 1) Contigo, and 2) it’s wide enough for all sorts of steeper baskets. The one downside is that it doesn’t seem like the walls are as thick (ie: holding as much air between the layers) as the Contigo Autoseal mugs I have, so the mug is WARM! Really surprising, TBH. Not enough to burn, but enough to really feel it.
This mug is more of a “drink sooner” kind of mug. The Contigo Autoseals hold heat almost as well as my special, non-DavidsTea Timolinos (Seriously, I had one for about 10 years before I put it down while I was taking photos and forgot it on the ground! I just picked up another, they’re so nice. The originals have a mesh screen and no steeping basket.) so they are more “drink later” kinds of mugs.
I’d probably get another one of these just because it’s nice to have something my steeping baskets fit in, but seriously that heat leak is ridiculous. I wonder if they’ve fixed it in the redesign, or if they’re planning on addressing this in the future.
This one got a little oversteeped while I was mucking around with the white tea, but that’s OK. It’s sweet apple and candied fruits (a little pineapple!), and the basil-licorice taste of the tulsi. I’m definitely happy with how it’s turned out.
No honey tonight, just this tea. I figured that since I oversteeped it, more sugar would come out of the candied whatever it is I can see in the tin. And I was right! Yay!
Didn’t make it to Victoria due to not feeling so great.
Instead, I’ve spent most of the day puttering around my house. After sleeping over 12 hours last night (and still getting up at 7!). And now I am tired and done.
So this tea, another favourite tea, is making an appearance. Tulsi is so relaxing, and I love it in this fruity blend. Yum yum yum. It’s mostly apple, but there’s a bunch of other stuff in there too, and yep. I like it lots.
If you’re not so sure about tulsi, in my mind it blends well with a very fruity tea. I think it’d work well with Redberry Tonic as well, actually. And I have some plain Tulsi bags that I could use to test that out.
I had a bit of a disaster when I reached for the tin. headdesk I think I thought the lid was taped on because I hadn’t removed the tape? IDK. Thankfully most of the tea was saved, as I had just cleaned and dried the counter, and was also leaning against it. There might be a little more cat fur in the tea, but that’s OK. I’m the only one who drinks this one. :)
So, thank you so much Bear With Me! I love this one, and it’s one of those seriously expanding teas since the tin is still almost full!
Sad sad sipdown. I love this tea. It’s so relaxing and soothing for me.
Tulsi and fruit go so well together. I really like it with papaya and apples here. I also like it mixed with berry teas.
It steeps up murky and scary looking. I recommend a dark mug. It smells spicy and peppery and fruity.
Definitely a tea I need to get more of. Need. :)
Need chill calming tea. And cat cuddles. And that calming cat gif that floats around tumblr, geez.
That exam. All I can do is shake my head. I messed up some simple stuff and got some really complicated stuff. Fingers crossed!!
This was a good tea to bring with me. No caffeine, which kinda sucks as I’ve only had a couple sips of my caffeinated tea today, but delicious and relaxing. :)
I’m making another cup of this one when I get home.
My BFF came over for dinner before, err, swimming (yeah, we’ll call it swimming) tonight, and I made us this tea.
I’ve found it works best if you let it steep with a lid. If you don’t, the delicious licoricey basily spicy clovey taste of the tulsi (don’t worry, licorice haters, it’s not like licorice root!) disappears.
We both enjoyed a cup of this. I think I need more. Maybe even a tin! I haven’t found a tulsi tea without licorice and/or mint at a local shop yet…
Drinking this one cold, as I brewed it up last night before bed yet didn’t manage to drink much at all.
Idk what is up with me. Yesterday I slept 12 hours through, today I slept 6 hours very interrupted. I’ve been laying here, playing games on my phone and sipping tea for almost an hour now.
This tea is so good. I love the fruity flavours mixed in with the almost-minty flavour of the tulsi. I just need to remember to mix this one up well, as the fruit floats to the top and the tulsi pieces settle at the bottom. A good tea to fell asleep with AND wake up to. :)
Had this one on the ferry home last night. It essentially tastes like a tulsi and apple tea. About 1 tsp in 12 oz boiling ferry water, just left in the mug. Even this morning it tasted good cold.
Wow, I’m so tired. I think I used up all my energy organizing my cupboard and putting away samples. Now it’s time to put away the teas I bought, and all I want to do is nap! Oops. :)
Maybe it’s time for something a little more caffeinated.