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I’m a lover of peppermint and spearmint. My parents planted it within it’s own ‘garden’ on the side of our house. It grew rapidly, so they have to trim it down every year. My mother still dries the leaf out and sips on it during the summer. I grew up sipping and loving peppermint hot or iced. My parents loved it as a sun tea.
Any peppermint tea reminds me of those early days. It was quite lovely; sweet, minty, and refreshing. I make sure to always have some around the house and this is one of those that’ll be good to get more of.
Flavors: Peppermint, Sweet
A vibrant range of tastes imparted by 3 different types of tulsi.
It’s tulsi. What more can I say? Less star anise-clove forward than I recall Trader Joe’s tulsi being, which I think was also a blend of 3 types. This feels lower toned, more grounding, but it doesn’t taste like earth.
Good for a morning where I had to talk myself down from calling out before forcing myself out of bed 20 minutes before work, heh. I said to myself, “derk, you can go home for the day at lunch”, but then now begins the post-Thanksgiving year-end scramble to complete projects. Work was actually a good way to separate mind from body today and I finished out the full day with relative ease. Maybe the tulsi helped.
Another Organic India tulsi blend that just does it for me. It’s a strange mix, honestly. I’d expect another ingredient to tie together the tulsi and hibiscus but it works well as is. The tulsi is much more prominent than the hibiscus, so I could see this working for hibiscus haters. A little tartness and fruit punch taste, nothing crazy.
Bought a box for work and after a week, I’m almost out. Really good and fresh. Turmeric and ginger are the stars but really well balanced by clove and cinnamon woodiness and a black pepper spiciness. The tulsi I think lightens it considerably such that not any of the spices truly dominate. Stevia’s in this blend like in the Tulsi Sweet Rose but I honestly don’t taste it; there’s just enough to give the slightest hint of sweetness once the brew cools.
Recently, between this tea and 2 others, I’ve had 3 of Organic India’s tulsi blends and from each one I’ve tasted colors. With Tulsi Turmeric Ginger, it’s mostly orange with some underlying dark yellow-brown, purplish-red, and green-off-white.
Flavors: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Spicy, Tulsi, Turmeric
A good while back I had snagged a bag from my aunt’s tea drawer. I was so impressed with it that when I saw it was on sale, I bought a box.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been brewing a cup as soon as I roll out of bed. Let it steep and cool to room temperature while I take a shower or make breakfast. This batch seems more lemongrass heavy than the lone bag I’d tried before. While I’m not a big fan of lemongrass, it’s fresh and balanced so well with the nutritious-vegetal-earthy quality of the moringa and the clove-basil-licorice notes of the tulsi that I can’t help but chug it. Hints of pepper and a roasty tone give more depth.
Full-flavored, complex, brothy-juicy. The taste is saturated yellowish green and brownish purple. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? The invigorating and grounding character makes me crave it as my first morning cup.
Flavors: Basil, Broth, Citrusy, Clove, Earth, Green, Lemongrass, Licorice, Pepper, Tangy, Tulsi, Vegetal
How many times have I had a tea with moringa? Once? And I don’t remember that blend highlighting the moringa profile. This Tulsi Moringa is also a blend, containing moringa, 3 types of tulsi and lemongrass. I still don’t have a good grasp on the moringa flavor but I think it’s highlighted enough in this blend to say it tastes kinda like nettle in that it has a nutritious taste and is predominantly herbaceous-vegetal. I also pick up a touch of an earthy smokey-roasted tone. The tulsi leans more heavily into sweet clove than the Sweet Tulsi Rose I had yesterday. Lemongrass gives a bit of a green, citrusy vibe but I don’t taste it distinctly. One thing I wasn’t expecting from this tea is that it has a juicy swallow. It was a great cup to start the morning and awaken the senses. Bright, clean, fresh, grounding, aromatic.
Flavors: Citrusy, Clove, Earth, Green, Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Licorice, Pepper, Roasted, Smoke, Tangy, Tulsi, Vegetal
Bought a box for work. Seems less rose forward than the bag I snagged from my aunt months ago. Grounding tulsi has a stronger presence.
Still love it and still taste colors. Vibrant!
I’ve been buying bagged teas for work even though I have a desk now, a spare electric kettle at home and enough loose leaf to provide endless cups to our little army in the back corner. I’m starting off as a tea messenger of sorts, spreading the good word by providing some fresh, high quality tea bags. It’s always unsettling venturing into new territory as a stranger (weirdo is more like it), but I bring gifts of peace and goodwill. I found common ground with one of the back-corner denizens, and from there it is spreading quickly <3
This is ultimately a rose tea from first breath of opening the bag to last sip. It’s perfumey in the sense that it smells so strongly rose-pink and a little peppery, but it’s not a tea that only sits high and lofty. Golden chamomile works in the midground filling out the yellow-brown tone and underneath it all is the brown-green-purple tone of tulsi — herbal, herbaceous and basil/clove/licorice-like. I notice the lemon myrtle (in my opinion, the queen of lemony herbs) when I swallow as a bright, rising, citrusy-green finish. This tea is saturated colors. I don’t get any sweetness at all from the stevia leaf, hurrah.
I don’t think I’d have this often, but wow is it good <3
Flavors: Basil, Chamomile, Citrusy, Clove, Floral, Green, Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Licorice, Pepper, Perfume, Rose, Tulsi
This is actualy quite good green, actually when sourced from tea bag. I have no idea how it has appeared in my cupboard though, but it was there and I felt like I really need some green tea, if possible pure one – but Tulsi sounded somehow good this morning too.
And it turned out pretty decent – and how I have expected it.
It is refreshing green tea with earthy notes of tulsi. And that earthy flavours were pretty nice there. Although I usually do not look for them, it has worked very well today and enjoyable. It added someting extra to it. Not a wow.
I wonder when this tea appeared in my cupboard, but whatever – I have really lots of tea. Way too much to drink them all. Especially all alone.
I took this one as it is caffeine free and it is already 7 pm. Aroma of tea bag is quite strong, rose based with soap (maybe I just think rose => soap) scent. Then some chamomile appears in aroma as well, and my inhale ends with generic herbs note.
When brewed, it became only herbal in aroma. And in taste? It is sickly sweet. And herbal… and soapy. Aroma sounded so promising, but it is herb-soap tea. Moreover very sweet. Oh my…
Flavors: Herbs, Rose, Soap, Sweet
I saw this tisane on sale at Whole Foods, and figured “why not”. To keep it short and sweet, this blend is perfectly average. The notes of rose and chamomile were quite pleasant, but the “sweet” notes I expected from the stevia were absent as was the flavor of tulsi itself.
Flavors: Floral, Rose
I drank this as a nightcap, not for digestion.
Warming and relaxing tisane, like masala chai. Bitey, almost earthy ginger and floral cinnamon at the front with a moderate tulsi-basil base. Light minty freshness is there and doesn’t set off my alarms (I’m very particular about mint-ginger-cinnamon combinations). Cardamom isn’t listed as an ingredient even though it’s stated in the website’s description; based on the taste, I’m inclined to think there is no cardamom. I also couldn’t taste any sweetness at all that I expected to come from the listed licorice root and stevia leaf, which is a good thing :)
A little thin but fresh and soothing in character. I suppose I’d reach for a box if I’m in the mood for an herbal masala chai flavor.
Flavors: Biting, Cinnamon, Earth, Floral, Ginger, Mint, Spicy, Tulsi
I was thinking this was going to be a very spicy tea based on the smell of the bag, but it turned out to be a mellow brew. The liquor was a cloudy almost neon spring green. Taste was well balanced between tame ginger, lemon and herbs. Seemed minty. Totally inoffensive, light and smooth.
Flavors: Ginger, Herbs, Lemon, Mint
…I narrowly avoided ruining this one.
Another from Sips By, one I certainly would not have chosen on my own. Now, I didn’t read the ingredients list, I just made it the same way I make all my herbals. Turns out there’s stevia in this. That’s what they meant when they called it “sweet rose”. It seems obvious to me now.I happen to like stevia… but I sweeten with it, and added some to this. Something told me to be light handed with it, which I was. But it still came out super sweet. I’ll know to not add any next time.
Sweetness aside, I like this! It’s my first tulsi tea. I’ve always heard tulsi described as “holy basil”, so I was expecting this to be weird. But really, it’s almost like a lychee tea. I can taste what I think must be the tulsi. It’s one of those exotic, peppery, herbal scents that I recognize from health food stores, but could never place. This is all around pleasant and I bet would be lovely over ice. Which maybe I will do over the weekend.
Flavors: Lychee, Pepper, Rose, Tulsi
Upping my rating on this. I enjoy tulsi. It feels so nice going down, like a tonic or balm. Mild and vegetable-broth-like. The floral jasmine note of this particular blend lifts the spirit. I was feeling pretty run down today, but after this, I feel a bit better.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Vegetable Broth
Drinking for health benefits, not so much flavor.
There are several Organic India tulsi blends that I legitimately enjoy.
This one honestly sucks.
Artificial vanilla candy flavoring completely mars the generally pleasant earthy flavor of the tulsi, regrettably.
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Tulsi, Vanilla
This one was just OK for me. Which is surprising, because I usually love these Organic India Tulsi blends, and vanilla is one of my favorite tea flavors. I’m not getting a whole lot of vanilla or creaminess.
I can definitely taste the rooibos, which when combined with the tulsi, unfortunately renders a medicinal, cough-syrup-esque note.
Would have really liked more vanilla sweetness to buffer/ round that out a bit more.
Flavors: Bitter, Herbaceous, Medicinal