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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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