8 Holy Basil Teas For Stress Relief, Stronger Immunity

Last updated: August 22, 2020 at 8:59 am

Tulsi Holy Basil Tea: flavor highlights 

Flavorful, aromatic, and packed with benefits, Holy Basil tea is a stalwart among detoxing and immunity boosting teas. A well-known ingredient in Ayurvedic remedies, Tulsi Basil is native to tropical conditions and can offer notes ranging from peppery to lemony, with a subtle sweetness underneath. Loose leaf Tulsi Basil teas are usually herbal and caffeine free, and used to cleanse the system or relieve sore throats. They feature dried Holy Basil leaves, along with a melee of fragrances and spices to impart diverse flavor profiles to the tea. Organic loose leaf Holy Basil blends with black tea, green tea or rooibos are also available on the market.

Spiritually special

Tulsi has earned its ‘holy’ basil tag over thousands of years of medicinal use. One of the most famous sacred herbs in India, Tulsi Basil continues to be revered for its healing properties. From featuring in Hindu scriptures, to finding a place in almost every Indian house, it remains rooted in Indian culture. Ayurveda regards tulsi basil as a natural stress-reliever. Teas infused with holy basil are commonly consumed in Indian households in winter, often additionally spiced with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, or mint.

What is Tulsi Holy Basil tea good for?

Often referred to as the ‘queen of herbs’, holy basil is quite the all-rounder when it comes to health benefits. Every part of the tulsi or holy basil plant brings something unique to the table. Loose leaf Holy basil tea typically uses tulsi leaves, which have plenty of therapeutic properties. Rich in vitamins, tulsi leaves also carry essential minerals like calcium, zinc and iron. They have been found to be highly effective against stress, respiratory issues, and inflammation in the joints and digestive tract. Organic Tulsi Basil herbal tea is also an excellent immunity-building drink. Plus, consuming it daily instead of your regular milk tea can also bring down your blood sugar level.

Tasting notes in reviews

Tulsi basil teas are “soothing” and “subtle”, making for a “perfect cup of everyday calm”. The “slight aroma” of Tulsi is often accented with floral fragrances such as lavender, to craft “relaxing bedtime teas”. Tulsi basil is also added to certain black teas to create “complex and flavorful” brews with a “pleasant finish”. Tulsi basil also adds a “refreshing and aromatic” overlay to green teas. Despite their “mild” flavor, basil leaves add a “wintery” touch to any cup of tea.

Tea tips

With the right additives, you can take your Tulsi Holy Basil tea in any direction you please. Add warming spices such as cardamom, cloves or cinnamon for a comforting brew on a cold day, or mint and lemon to cool off in summer. Honey works as an excellent sweetener for Holy Basil tea. Consume it daily to cleanse your system naturally.

Wild Forest Varietal, Vana Tulsi

Wild Forest Varietal, Vana Tulsi

Also known as holy basil, Tulsi is a revered, sacred herb from India with a long history. It has been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine to help provide an alchemy to one's well being. There are three main types of Tulsi varietals - green leaf 'rama', purple leaf 'krishna' and wild forest 'vana', each having its unique flavor nuances. Vana is considered the most fragrant and sought after.
Tulsi Loose Leaf Tea, Holy Basil, Original

Tulsi Loose Leaf Tea, Holy Basil, Original

Three sacred varieties of Tulsi with potent restorative powers are blended to create this delicious, calming, yet energizing infusion, with hints of lemony citrus from Vana, the slightly spicy tones of Krishna, and the calm depth of Rama.
Tulsi Tea, Turmeric Ginger

Tulsi Tea, Turmeric Ginger

Revered in India as "The Queen of Herbs," Tulsi (holy basil) is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for more than 5,000 years to:
  • Aid in stress relief & uplift mood
  • Support the immune system
  • Support the natural detoxification process
Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tulsi, Turmeric, Ginger, and Cinnamon boost the body's inherent immune response while supporting natural detoxification.
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Tulsi Tea Organic

Tulsi Tea Organic

Tulsi, or Holy Basil, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its powerful and diverse therapeutic properties. This 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.

Tulsi Basil Green Tea

Tulsi Basil Green Tea

Our specialty organic blend of green tea packed with a plethora of healing properties of Holy Basil (Tulsi). The finest organic green teas from the blissful region of Assam come together with the traditional Indian herb- Holy Basil (Tulsi) to give you a soothing and empowering cup of tea. The amber coloured liquor is deeply aromatic and delicious carrying the signature note of fresh greens mixed with fresh basil herbs, resulting in a calming and energising cup of tea.
Tulsi Basil Masala Chai

Tulsi Basil Masala Chai

The traditional Indian Masala Chai with the treasured health benefits of Tulsi (basil). An assortment of fresh, aromatic spices like fresh ginger, green and brown cardamom, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, nutmeg and mace come together with the subtle sweet tones of basil in this robust, flavourful Assam Black Tea. Perfect for A soothing, healing and rejuvenating cup, with a medley of flavours, that pleases your senses from the first sip.
Tulsi Green

Tulsi Green

This blend is one of the first products aimed at combining the health benefits of green tea with Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves. A potpourri of flavors, this tea has classic features and goodness of a masala chai. It's wellness in a cup. Note: CTC teas are not to be brewed in infuser or pincer.
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Organic Holy Basil Tea

Organic Holy Basil Tea

If you imagine your Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea is going to taste like a cup of pesto, you would be wrong. Far from the savory Italian yumminess of a pasta sauce, our Holy Basil Tea spreads across your mouth like a slightly sweet, somewhat spicy surprise. Hints of clove, and a windswept pirouette through earthiness, we find the taste grounding, yet elevating. A truly well-rounded tea experience, we think you’ll agree one sip of Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea will elevate the moment, and leave you wanting more.

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