Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Tulsi Holy Basil is a Herbal Tea that shares close ties with the Indian subcontinent. According to Hindu beliefs, it’s the earthly manifestation of Vishnu. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, meanwhile, this remarkable beverage balances the mind, body and soul with every sip.
Tulsi Holy Basil Tea offers sweet herbaceous overtones with distinct minty hints. It’s also caffeine-free, meaning it’s an excellent choice for those looking to cut down on their intake. Like all of our Loose Teas, we pack it fresh to order.
Tulsi Holy Basil - What to Expect
Tulsi Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known as the ‘Queen of Herbs’, is a member of the mint family. Some of the earliest records of its use date back to at least 1,500 BCE. In particular, an ancient collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns known as the Rigveda makes mention of Tulsi Holy Basil. However, historians theorise that its consumption may have taken place long before this publication.
Today, people drink Tulsi Holy Basil Tea for many reasons, including its potential health benefits. According to modern science, it contains an abundance of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, iron and zinc.
Furthermore, researchers suggest that it can support the immune system and aid digestion. Some even go as far as to say it reduces the risk of heart disease.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Dried Tulsi Holy Basil.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 6 to 8 minutes.
How to Serve: Choose between honey or lemon - or both! Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This beverage first offers an unmistakably earthy aroma followed by an irresistible minty, herbaceous flavour. It boasts a refined sweetness throughout with a delectable finish.
Colour in Cup: Golden-brown liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Tulsi Holy Basil Tea
Preliminary research indicates that Tulsi Holy Basil Tea can reduce stress, anxiety and mild depression. Although not yet proven outright, early evidence appears to be particularly promising.
Additionally, since the 1990s, there have been several studies on its ability to balance glucose levels in those living with type-2 diabetes.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
- CountryMore Than One Origin