Review: Teatulia Tulsi Infusion

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Thumbs up!"The overall flavor leans towards the herbaceous, but I’m unable to put my finger on an exact taste or quality that I can readily compare it to. "
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teatulia-logo.jpgTulsi, or Holy Basil (not related to sweet basil) is referred to as the “Queen of Herbs” and has been utilized in India for thousands of years.  It is rich in antioxidants and its health benefits are thought to promote a healthy metabolism, provide stress relief, enhance immunity boosting properties, and improve overall stamina, among many other things.  I have only tried Tulsi on one other occasion and I don’t remember being overly thrilled with it.  I can’t quite remember exactly what I disliked, but nonetheless, when I see the name ‘tulsi’, a tasty beverage doesn’t come to mind.  I received Tulsi Infusion as part of a generous sample package from Teatulia.  I have been very impressed with Teatulia’s other products and I was excited to give tusli another try.

The infusion consisted of a small, wiry, black tea base.  Small, muted green pieces of tulsi leaves were mixed throughout and the scent was surprisingly sweet.  I used one teaspoon in boiling water with a two-minute steep to prepare my cup.  Following the steeping, the leaves still carried the sweet scent and had an almost floral quality.  For me, this was quite a surprise.  The liquor brewed to a deep, red cup but had little noticeable scent itself.

The first taste surprised me as well.  As I finished my sip, I was greeted with a peculiar sensation.  It was as though cream had been added to my drink, and the cup presented an amazing amount of body.  Directly following this initial sensation, I was met with a bitter aftertaste that dissipated quickly.  The overall flavor leans towards the herbaceous, but I’m unable to put my finger on an exact taste or quality that I can readily compare it to.  The website describes the tea as “Unlike anything you've ever tasted” and that about sums it up my impression as well.  While I did enjoy this tea, I can’t say that it is one I would want on a daily basis.  Teatulia’s Tulsi Infusion provides an interesting cup and I am happy to have had the opportunity to give it a try.

— To purchase Teatulia Tulsi Infusion, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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