Holy Basil - Lake Missoula Tea Company
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Holy Basil


Three Indian varieties, covering the full range of tulsi flavor, from peppery spice to milky sweetness.


Holy Basil has deep roots in Indian culture and Ayurvedic philosophies. Our Holy Basil, or tulsi, blends three varieties, all with different flavors:

  • Rama Basil: smooth, cooling
  • Vana Basil: sweet, minty
  • Krishna Basil: spicy, peppery

This blend tastes a little spicy, a little zippy, with a basil sweetness coming through as the flavor lingers. It steeps up a beautiful, hard-to-define color: very dark, but translucent, so it seems to change color when light passes through it. A short steep tastes smoother, while a longer steep brings out the peppery notes.

Holy Basil is one of the oldest herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, with a long list of reported health benefits. Primarily, it’s believed to help regulate the immune system and reduce stress levels. It also works as an adaptogen, as a detox herb, and it fits well into a daily practice of mindfulness and self-care. What’s more, modern studies agree that tulsi is safe and effective for easing a wide variety of health conditions. Give this ancient Indian remedy a try: a treat for both your palate and your spirit.

  • Rama basil*, Krishna basil*, Vana basil*, *organic
  • Caffeine free. A made in Montana tea

Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.



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136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Nathaniel Klein
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Chiara Giovanni
We are major tea snobs and I was absolutely delighted by this store. There are the usual suspects as well as shelves of unique, hand-picked teas. Highly recommend the Golden Snail :) It was really special being able to try whatever tea I wanted before buying. I'm looking forward to subscribing to their tea club. I would love to come back: everything was delicious.
Andrea PNW
Amazing tea! Beyond my expectations and well worth the stop! Delightful service and amazing blends! If you are in the area I would highly recognize them. I will be ordering blends online-they are so good!