|"I found it to be very quieting and the perfect tea before bedtime."|
Organic India began working with individual farmers in northern India that grew organic Tulsi. They have quickly grown into a large company that offers a wide variety of Tulsi teas as well as a variety of Indian spices.
What is Tulsi? It is an herb often known as Holy Basil. This is not a basil plant as we know it in Italian cooking. It is a unique herb with a unique flavor. It is considered to be a calming, relaxing and soothing herb, with no caffeine, and abundant in antioxidants (**no medical claims here)
The Lemon Ginger Tulsi tea blends the Holy Basil leaves, with lemongrass and ginger. Ginger is considered by many to help digestion and nausea. Aside from all of the acclaimed health benefits, this tea combines some wonderful flavors that provide a caffeine-free hot tea that can be drunk any time of day. (Organic India webiste says: “We recommend that women who are pregnant, attempting to conceive, or lactating consult their healthcare practitioner before consuming Tulsi (Holy Basil)”)
Each tea bag is individually wrapped. As soon as you open the tea bag, youc an smell the lemon and ginger. I drank this tea both hot and iced and it was fantastic both ways! I used fresh cold water and brought it just to boil and steeped the bags for 10 minutes. I use one teabag for a mug of hot tea. When making iced tea, I used 4 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water. I then let it cool, and when cooled, I refrigerated it. Then I served the cool brew over ice. It makes it a bit weaker, but oh so refreshing!!!
It has a wonderful taste. The first thing you notice is the lemon with the after-kick of spicy ginger. But I’ve had many other lemongrass ginger teas before. What is really unique about this tea is the Tulsi. I find the Tulsi tea a bit hard to describe. It’s more on the sweet side than the spicy side of herb flavors. It reminds me a little bit of peppermint, without the cool aftertaste. It blends really well with the spiciness of the ginger!
I highly recommend this tea for anyone looking for a great evening tea that will not keep them awake. I found it to be very quieting and the perfect tea before bedtime.
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