This is not really what I expected…
I’ve never had tulsi before, so I didn’t know what I was in for there. The dry leaf had a lovely tropical fruit scent, which was encouraging.
However, the steeped tisane mostly just tastes of hibiscus tempered by sugar. It’s quite intense actually, though I may have overleafed it. While I appreciate that the sugar really helps to take the edge off, I’m not a big hibiscus fan. I think I get a little bit of tropical fruit maybe? There’s a light peppery note in the aftertaste, is that from the tulsi?
It’s not unpleasant, but I certainly won’t seek out more after finishing the sample pouch.
Flavors: Fruity, Herbaceous, Hibiscus, Pepper, Sweet, Tart