Review: Teatulia Tulsi Infusion

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Troy’s Teaview Snapshot
Its OK"What really came across was a sort of blend of Basil (unsacred as it is), Catnip, and a bit of mint. If you like the savory side of herbal teas this should really hit the spot."
Troy’s Teaview: 6/10
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teatulia-logo.jpgTeatulia definitely gets some points for calling it a Tulsi Infusion and not "Sacred Basil Tea" as can be found at most online retailers. Its silly to call it "Sacred Basil Tea" since, if your not Hindi, its probably not particularly sacred to you, its not closely related to Basil, and its not a Tea (Camellia sinensis). I suppose I could nitpick that its not actually an infusion, but rather the herbs to be infused. Unfortunately, I've used all my pedantry at the top of the paragraph. At any rate they've completely bypassed my "Herbal Tea" pet peeve right off the bat, so it already put me in a good mood.

The Pyramid sachets that the Tulsi came in looked rather nylon-ish to me, but the Teatulia website swears that they're biodegradable, as is the canister their sold in. As the sachets seemed to deform a bit when infused I am somewhat inclined to believe that they are, in fact, made of something nice a rottable. To keep from filling the worlds landfills rottability is key. I actually got to see both of these sachets in action as I kinda blew it with the first one. Being a Yankee Doodle Dandy, as apposed to your more common universal Dandy, I immediately assumed that when the Teatulia site mentioned 100 degrees, it was good old bald eagles, and apple pie, Fahrenheit. So sure was I that I didn't even bother to read the last word, which was Celsius.

The name Sacred Basil is misleading, but understandable. This tea does taste a bit like basil, although unlike the description on the Teatulia site I couldn't make out any real spicy tingle on the tongue, it was more sedate than actual Basil, but not exactly dull. It had a sort of savory quality, as if it were the product of a wild drunken Christmas party in the Herb garden, you'll never believe what Catnip did on the copy machine. What really came across was a sort of blend of Basil (unsacred as it is), Catnip, and a bit of mint. If you like the savory side of herbal teas this should really hit the spot.

— 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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