This Saturday will find me at Great Brook School in Antrim, NH for their indoor craft faire. I will have a variety of teas with me including brand new batch of Tulsi Tea.
The “Queen of Herbs,” also known as Holy Basil (Tulsi) is the most sacred herb of India. It is cultivated in Southern Asia, in places like Thailand, India and other Hindu influenced countries. The tulsi plant was discovered over 5000 years ago. Tulsi-tea is considered as an important icon in Hindu culture, and worshipped in mornings and evenings by the people. Because of the significant benefits of tulsi-tea, it is now widely known not only in India but also in the Western World. Several studies and various amounts of research have been done to find out the therapeutic effects of this super herb.
The scientific name of tulsi is Ocimum Tenuiflorum. The word tulsi means ‘the incomparable plant’. The plant can grow up to a height of 60 centimeters. It is an entirely different plant from the pesto variety of Basil, Ocimum Basillicum.
Tulsi, or Holy Basil, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its powerful and diverse therapeutic properties. My wonderfully unique and healthful blend combines all three Holy Basil varieties to create a delicious tea that’s calming, yet energizing. It is marked by its strong aroma, with hints of lemon and citrus from Holy Basil Vana, the slightly spicy tones of Holy Basil Krishna, and the calm depth of Holy Basil Rama. A well-balanced tea to promote health and well-being and a relaxed, balanced state for mind and body. Caffeine-Free.
Ingredients: Organic Krishna holy basil leaf, organic Rama holy basil leaf, and organic Vana holy basil leaf.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.