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    Spicely Organics Organic Tulsi

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, mottled brown and green Ingredients: organic tulsi Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: dark amber I don’t often drink herbal teas but tulsi just happens to be one of my favorites. Although it has many purported health benefits, I simply like the way it tastes. I thought that the packaging for this offering from +Spicely Organics was really cute because of the whimsical drawing. The taste was sweet and earthy with grassy notes and a strong hint of pepper. I definitely wouldn’t suggest adding milk but a touch of honey might be nice. Most herbals come off as…


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    Art of Tea Tropical Mate 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: mottled mix of browns and greens with bright pink hibiscus visable Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Jasmine Green Tea, Organic Schizandra Berries, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Tulsi, Natural Flavors Steep time: 10 hours Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: pinkish amber Since it’s quite hot in New Jersey these days, I’ve been cold steeping all of my iced tea and this one lent itself perfectly. +Art of Tea ‘s biodegradable infuser pouches make it super easy and hassle free. This is what I refer to as a kitchen sink tea because the ingredient list seems to have everything in…

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    Teatulia Tulsi Infusion

    Photo: Teatulia Teatulia is one of my favorite companies. I love their values and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that my tea was grown in an environmental and socially responsible way. This selection was comprised of black tea blended with tulsi, also known as holy basil. According to their website the tulsi is grown in the same organic garden as the tea.  The silky pyramid bag had a spicy sweet aroma but was very different from chai or any other tea I have had. I brewed it using boiling water and steeped for about five minutes. I haven’t tasted anything quite like this tea. The tulsi lends a very unique…