A few years ago, I was at my parents’ house and craving a cup of tea. As I was going through the pantry, I came across a box of tea with the word “tulsi” on it. I had never heard of tulsi, but I took a tea bag out and smelled it and it scent was promising.
Some boiling water and a few minutes later and I was in tulsi heaven. This tea was truly just delicious. Not bitter, not bland, just naturally sweet with hints of floral notes.
Little did I know, just how beneficial tulsi, otherwise known as holy basil, was for you.
Last year, I came across a brand called Organic India that specializes in Tulsi teas. They make several different flavors and most importantly are organic, so I didn’t have to worry about all those scary chemicals and toxins found in many main stream teas on the market. (Check out Food Babe’s article, “Do you know what’s really in your tea,” for more info on that.)
Not only does Organic India have a commitment to safety, purity and quality, but to the health and prosperity of the land and the farmers that product their teas in rural India. You can learn more about the brand here.
Tulsi tea has a number of incredible health benefits. It helps relieve stress, strengthens immunity, calms and soothes, increases energy, has many antioxidants, and is a powerful adaptogen. Continue reading