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50

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

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80
drank Tulsi Tummy by Organic India
492 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
2126 tasting notes

Tulsi is my go-to when I need a de-stress brew; but I generally steep loose leaves. This is a nice portable version, and the lemon/ginger is a perfect complement to tulsi’s natural lemony taste—more of that in this little bag than the tulsi flavor itself. Good for what ails ya.

ashmanra

I bought some because of you reviews. I like it! I often mix it with lavender.

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78
drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
492 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
Mastress Alita

My favorite lemon ginger is Davidson Tea’s Tulsi Lemon Ginger. Tulsi has those natural peppery/citrusy flavors (and yes, that dash of mint!) that just accompanies the lemon and ginger flavors so perfectly.

derk

I could see this tea being up your alley. I couldn’t find ingredients listed on the Organic India website, but in the product description on Amazon, it seems like lemongrass provides the lemon note in this one. I’d be interested in trying Davidson’s since they use lemon balm instead, which, as you and I agree, is superior to lemongrass :P

Mastress Alita

Even better than lemon balm, the Devidson Tea one uses lemon myrtle which is my favorite of the citrus herbs! I recently sipped mine down because the zip-pouch did that thing where it comes loose from the side of the bag so even if you “zip it” shut air can still get in so I wanted to finish it off so it wouldn’t go stale. And since I’m on hiatus, I’m not restocking it at the moment. When I’m buying tea again, I’ll get another bag, though.

derk

Whoops, I stand corrected. I have a short circuit regarding lemon balm and myrtle. That does make it sound even better!

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50

Doesn’t smell nice, tastes very rose-y. 2.5/5

Flavors: Rose, Tulsi

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84

…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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Mastress Alita

I enjoy tulsi as well, to me it tastes like a peppery mint, with a slight hint of citrus. I really like it paired with rose, as well.

Calochortus

I’m glad this tea worked for you — I really like it~

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80

Very floral, but pleasant, tea. The tulsi was there as a background flavor, but the overall feel was of sipping the smell of roses in the sun.

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67

Very floral. Oversteeps easily, which I feel is true of most jasmine teas. Perfumey, sweet, and slightly medicinal. I think I’ll stick with the Red Chai Masala blend from this company when I feel like tulsi.

Flavors: Apple, Jasmine, Medicinal, Perfume, Sweet, Tulsi

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50

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

tea-sipper

I LOVE their tulsi blends. Vanilla with tulsi? This one sounds weird but I’d try it anyway. haha

teaqueen

It’s all right. The vanilla flavoring just tastes very artificial to me.

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50

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

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My favourite tea ever. Fine taste and elegant aroma :)

Meeena

My Fav tea..Like to have it every morning and evening

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79

This was my very first Tulsi SO a little hard to review however I did enjoy it!! Very uplifting cup of tea!!!

Flavors: Cut grass

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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91

Delicate and refreshing. When I drink it I am instantly transported to an English rose garden in June. It has a light profile and the rose is not overwhelming, but it certainly is the star of this tea. I can drink it anytime and never tire of it.

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90
drank Red Chai Masala by Organic India
631 tasting notes

Tulsi is just good stuff. It tastes very mild, but medicinal. It’s like a health tonic. I don’t know what specifically it helps with, but I feel healthier after I drink it. I’m hoping it will join forces with CS Ginger & Turmeric to chase away the remaining dregs of this nasty head cold.

This is my favorite tulsi blend so far. I’m nearly through the box. Rooibos and tulsi were a match made in heaven.

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90
drank Red Chai Masala by Organic India
631 tasting notes

Oh, yum! I really worried that the cinnamon would overpower everything else in this blend, because tulsi is a mild flavor, and my experience with chai rooibos thus far has been less than stellar. I’ve also had the plain tulsi, the sweet rose, and I think the lemon ginger tulsi blends from this company, and didn’t truly love any of them. The plain tulsi was medicinal-tasting and boring, the rose kind was sickly sweet, and the lemon ginger was a little bland.

But this works really well. It’s earthy and spicy and smooth. You can sense just from sipping how full of good things it is. It’s rare that you find a medicinal blend that legitimately tastes good, especially if it’s bagged, but this one manages it.

10/10, would recommend.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Earth, Ginger, Rooibos, Spices, Tulsi

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75

Organic India Tulsi Tea is infused with natural goodness and taste. This tea makes a nourishing herbal drink. WOW!! Buy To get the taste

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drank Tulsi Gotu Kola Tea by Organic India
38 tasting notes

I love that it’s organic and made by a great company, but it was way too bitter and strong for my taste, to the point where drinking the tea felt chalky from how strong and intense it was.

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82

This is an old sample—so old I forget who shared it with me. I was excited for this one, since I’ve enjoyed the blends I’ve tried from Organic India in the past and because I love mango. As it turns out, though, that’s the one note that I’m not getting from this blend. It’s mostly tulsi, which I like quite a bit, with the rooibos coming in as a fairly distant second—and it’s the good kind of rooibos, not the nasty tobacco-tasting stuff. I can detect the chamomile, but it’s not overwhelming. While I’m sure I’ll buy from Organic India again—I find tulsi makes for a nice caffeine-free option—I probably won’t go for this particular blend just because the mango flavoring seems not to add anything much to the experience.

Evol Ving Ness

I’ve discovered that rose tulsi is a killer combination. But mango, yeah, that sounds very very good indeed.

greenteafairy

That sounds great! Do you buy the Organic India rose tulsi or mix your own?

Evol Ving Ness

I am not familiar with Organic India tulsi teas. Currently drinking one by Tealyra and another by Nineteen-02.

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25

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I’ve never had a Tulsi tea before, and after tasting this I really don’t think it’s for me. I found the smell off-putting, but I tried a couple of sips before dumping the rest. This is not an herb I particularly like. Nice to get a chance to try it without investing a lot of money into it, though. That’s what I really like about these boxes.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kirkoneill1988

what does the box say about this herb?

rosebudmelissa

I think the box was mostly promoting it’s health benefits.

Kirkoneill1988

do you still have the box? does it say anything about anxiety and depression?

rosebudmelissa

Sorry, I didn’t keep the box. I’ve found that a google search is helpful for finding out what herbs help with various health conditions, and WebMD is good for finding out any potential side effects once you have the names of particular herbs.

Kirkoneill1988

thankyou :D

rosebudmelissa

You’re welcome! I hope you find something that helps.

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55

I took this from a teabox a while ago and I thought I’d love it. Cinnamon rose tulsi! Sadly, the result is a little odd… probably because of the other ingredients that aren’t cinnamon, rose, or tulsi. I think just those three ingredients would have been amazing. But I’m not really tasting much cinnamon, rose OR tulsi…. just something that tastes like splenda and licorice. I’m not even sure splenda is in this. It’s a shame because I love their plain tulsi teabags.

Evol Ving Ness

Tulsi and rose is such a fab combo.

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90

This is a slightly bittersweet herbal (tulsi and rooibos blend) chai with strong notes of cinnamon and cloves. A tasty non-caffeinated alternative to a traditional chai, with the added calming benefits of the tulsi. I like mine with a splash of milk. The directions said one roughly 2 g bag per 8 oz of water, and I used two bags for 14 oz water. Directions said to steep for 5-10 minutes, so I chose 7. The tea is a little weak, so I would perhaps steep longer next time.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Dark Bittersweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 4 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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