Tulsi Masala Chai from Yogic Chai

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Yogic Chai

Product Description:

Ingredients: Organic CTC BOP Assam, Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cloves & Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) Leaf

Taster’s Review:

This is a very flavorful chai.  But then, I expected nothing less from Yogic Chai.  When it comes to flavor – Yogic Chai delivers!  Their chai is not too spicy, but not too mild either… it possesses just the right level of spiciness so that you know you’re drinking a chai blend without being smacked hard in the face with the spicy flavor.

Now I will admit that sometimes I like being smacked hard in the face with spice, but, when I want a delicious, evenly-spiced chai, Yogic Chai has never disappointed.

This Tulsi Masala Chai takes Yogic Chai’s award winning Original Masala Chai and adds a bit of dried Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil).  The addition of the Tulsi brings a hint of mint-like flavor that is especially noticeable in the aftertaste.  It is crisp and refreshing without overwhelming the balance of spices.

I like the subtle approach with the Tulsi here.  It’s almost enchanting.  Another delicious chai offering from Yogic Chai!

Cooling Mint Tulsi Blend from Tao of Tea

Tea Type: Herbal

Where To Buy: Tao Of Tea

Product Description:

Introduction: A blend of green leaf Tulsi and spearmint. The flavor is cooling with lingering aftertaste. The spearmint helps balance the sharpness of Tulsi and the brew can be enjoyed either hot or iced.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Leaf Tulsi, 100% Organic Spearmint

Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Tasters Review:

Cooling Mint Tulsi Blend from Tao of Tea really surprised me!  Here’s why…

My sip started off a little gentle and mild and gained momentum as the sip continued!

It was more herbally at first but then grew into a wonderful mint experience.  It was creamy but minty-fresh!  I could taste the basil-likeness of the Tulsi and it was quite good.  It left a refreshing aftertaste!

This is a great Tulsi Tisane!  Or should I say HOLY LEAF Tisane?  I think Holy Leaf makes it sound more important!  In short, it’s basically a sweet basil…in case you aren’t familiar with Tulsi or Holy Leaf.

Tulsi has
Potential Health Benefits including:

  • Strengthens the immune system, promotes longevity and enhances well-being.
  • Promotes heart health by lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • Reduces the negative physical and psychological effects of stress.
  • Increases the body’s efficiency in using oxygen, which improves stamina, strength and endurance.
  • Promotes respiratory health.
  • Helps with digestion and gastrointestinal problems.
  • Neutralizes dangerous biochemicals that contribute to cancer, degenerative diseases and premature aging.
  • Facilitates healthy liver function.
  • Reduces cell and tissue damage from sun rays, radiation therapy and other radiation sources.
  • Relieves inflammation from arthritis and other diseases.
  • Helps fight infections.

If you haven’t tried Tulsi Tea or Holy Leaf Tea or Tisane’s before – give them a whirl!  This is a very good one to try!  I like it best paired with the minty-freshness and this tisane offers that and more!

 

Tulsi Harmony from TeaFrog

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  TeaFrog

Company Description:

Tulsi Herb, Rooibos, Ginger Bits, Cinnamon, Lemon Verbena, Chamomile Blossoms, Lavender, Rose Petals

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This is good!  Surprisingly good!

Why surprising?  Well, here’s the thing – I ordered this because it sounded different.  I liked the name.  Tulsi Harmony. But the truth of the matter is, I have only tried a couple of tulsi teas/tisanes, and while I enjoyed them quite a bit, tulsi still scares me just a little bit.

I don’t know why it scares me, it just does.

Well, hopefully this tisane will put my fears to rest and let me celebrate tulsi!  Because this is so good.

The tulsi is the strongest flavor here – and it lends a somewhat spicy character to the cup that is similar to cloves.  The ginger is very soft here, offering mere hints of its characteristic peppery nature.  The cinnamon is a little stronger, and it is a sweet yet spicy cinnamon.  These spicy notes are not over-the-top or in-your-face spicy, rather, they are quite … harmonious!

The rooibos is one flavor that is lacking in the cup.  I am not getting a lot of rooibos rather distinctive woodsy/nutty flavor.  But, as I’m not a huge fan of the woodsy flavor of rooibos, I am not missing it.

I can, however, distinguish the other flavors here – the chamomile, the lavender, the rose and the lemon verbena.  These aren’t strong contributions to the overall cup, but, I can taste subtle hints of each ingredient.  And I think that is what I like best about this tisane.  It has a complexity that is rather uncommon in tisanes.  It offers an interesting and delicious taste.  I’m very glad I decided to try this today!

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