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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