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This has a weird sourness to both the dry scent and the taste.

I’m going to assume that’s not a good thing. It tastes a bit like it’s gone off… :/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Tulsi Moringa by Organic India
979 tasting notes

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

Cameron B.

Yum, I enjoy tulsi so I should really try this company. I had a teabag of the rose version from a swap, but unfortunately I’m not a rose fan so I don’t imagine I’ll like that one… :P

gmathis

We can find this brand locally. I’ve never seen so many tulsi variations. The lemon and ginger isn’t bad.

Martin Bednář

I have seen this brand several times over here as well and I had some teas from them, but I don’t recall moringa ones. If only Steepster had some “check” mark of teas we already wrote tasting note about! Apparently I had the rose one liked by derk, but I didn’t liked it.

Mastress Alita

That’s the reason why I don’t use the Steepster cupboard the way everyone else on this site uses it. If I wrote a tasting note for it, it’s “in my Cupboard” regardless of if I actually have the tea currently or not (I use an Excel spreadsheet to track that data). Makes it a little easier for me to find past teas that way.

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92
drank Tulsi Sweet Rose by Organic India
979 tasting notes

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

Daylon R Thomas

That used to be my go to herbal chamomile blend. The holy basil helped a lot with my stress in College.

ashmanra

I almost bought this, but I am glad I didn’t since it has stevia in it. I had not noticed that!

derk

Daylon, glad you found something that worked for stress relief!

ashmanra, I detest stevia but didn’t taste it at all. I’ve been thinking about buying a box, but if there’s a batch difference and the stevia is strong, then that’ll be a sad waste. Next time I’m at my aunt’s, I’ll grab a few from the same box I got mine and send them your way.

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I love this tea tulsi chai masala.

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72
drank Green Tea by Organic India
1105 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Yeah, tulsi is plenty strong on its own without such a contrasting flavor.

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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
979 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
2370 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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drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
979 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
drank Tulsi Sweet Rose by Organic India
735 tasting notes

…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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85

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

Mastress Alita

I really enjoy tulsi too!

tea-sipper

I love tulsi too. I wish I could find more mostly tulsi teas. Organic India seems to be the only shop that has tulsi.

Mastress Alita

Tea Chai Te has a “chai” that is a blend of honeybush and tulsi with a bunch of gentle spices that I love as an evening tea. My favorite lemon ginger tea is also on a tulsi base (from Davidson’s Tea, but since they are a “huge stock” place I get it wholesaled in smaller quantities from other vendors, like Encore Tea).

tea-sipper

oh cool, on to the wishlist.

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85

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
drank Tulsi Sweet Rose by Organic India
16 tasting notes

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
721 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
721 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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