- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Tulsi India Chai
The clove like aroma and peppery flavor of Tulsi blend artfully with our chai spices in this remarkable herbal variation to traditional black tea Masala chai. Tulsi India Chai does not contain caffeine and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Story, Folklore, History...
Tulsi is one of India's most sacred herbs, an aromatic shrub recognized for its spiritually uplifting and healing properties. Tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. Tulsi is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. It has been called the "Incomparable One", the "Queen of Herbs" and "The Elixir of Life."
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, fennel
Infusion Aroma: Spicy
Infusion Color: Deep Amber
Base flavor: Sweet, spicy, mint
Infusion Strength: Medium
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From the Shanti Canada Tea Blog:
What’s Tulsi, (Holy Basil)? - by Shanti Tea
Tulsi, also known as “Holy Basil” “Queen of the Herbs” “Elixir of Life” dates back to literally thousands of years along with Hinduism and Ayurvedic medicine. This herb is revered in India as a sacred herb and is recognized for its spiritually uplifting and healing properties. This aromatic herb has many health promoting properties. Many of you have already learned a lot about Tulsi from our Health Blending Workshops led by Dr. Prakash, but here's a quick recap of what's she's taught us:
Health Benefits of Tulsi
- Adaptogen herb; helps build your resistance to stress, and helps to reduce the damaging effects that stress has on the body
- Lowers cortisol (our stress hormone)
- Improves energy
- Has an immediately calming effect that can reduce stress
- Promoting enhanced mental clarity & focus
- Improves immune system function
- Helps to reduce blood sugar levels, blood pressure & cholesterol