Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pukka Three Tulsi

Photo: Pukka
Country of Origin: not listed bud presumably India
Leaf Appearance: very small, dark
Ingredients: Rama green tulsi leaf, krishna purple tulsi leaf, vana lemon tulsi leaf
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: dark brown

You might remember that I had previously reviewed and enjoyed Pukka's Lemongrass & Ginger. While some might consider me a tea snob, herbal teas do have their place and Tulsi, otherwise known as holy basil, is one my favorites. The taste of this one was earthy, sweet and herbaceous with no astringency. The finish had a pleasant zestiness to it. I believe that I've only ever tried krishna purple tulsi before so I really enjoyed having the chance to try the two other varieties in this blend. The packaging indicates that this herbal infusion is designed to uplift and restore. I definitely did feel the restorative affects by the time I finished my cup. As tulsi is caffeine free this would make a perfect late night sip. Once again, I feel a sense of relief knowing that this herbal tea is certified organic by both the USDA and the Soil Association.

You can find out more about this tea here.