Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic (BH03)

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From Upton Tea Imports

Sometimes referred to as Vana Tulsi, as well as clove basil, this herb has a wonderfully rich character, with notes of spice in both cup and finish. A most welcome addition to our line of Holy Basil offerings.

Origin: India

Steeping Suggestions: –
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 8 min.

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136 tasting notes

This is Upton Tulsi sample #2 for the night (comparing their 3 choices). Upton says that this is the Vana Tulsi type, or aka clove basil. Dry it smells strongly of licorice.

Ok, first sip was a bit bracing. No clove, more like anise (licorice) and this is definately less on the sweet side (was careful to measure everything and keep honey amt. the same). There’s also a vegetal note trying to pop through…green tea’ish, herbally. Not sure I’d drink this on it’s own, but can see how it could add more character to the other(s).

h. tsp., 2 tsp honey, 8 minutes

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673 tasting notes

an ok tea, quite spicy to me :)

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17 tasting notes

Nice mild taste with a hint of annus flavor. A light and brisk drink.

Boiling 8 min or more

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