Leaf Type: Tulsi
Where to Buy: Happy Earth Tea
This tea is beam of golden sunlight . It is a vitalizing blend of holy basil and ginger, fragrant with spicy, floral and sweet notes. The pungency of the ginger blends with spicy-floral nature of the basil for an invigorating cup.
Learn more about this tisane here.
I chose to drink this after consuming some rather spicy, homemade chili (I do love my chili!) in the hopes that it would help soothe my tummy after such a spicy meal. Yes, I do love my spice, but, I often suffer for it afterward (heartburn!) and while there are many over the counter products that help with such problems, rather than turning to something like that, I prefer to take the more natural approach, and choose a tisane with ginger (or peppermint) to help with the problem.
And as I chose to compose this review a few hours later, I can say with complete confidence that this tea certainly helped in the stomach discomfort area. I did not have any heartburn last night, and my tummy felt very calm and soothed … it even felt as though it had been lovingly comforted, which I realize sounds kind of weird, but I don’t know how else to describe it, other than to say I didn’t feel anything that remotely suggested that I would suffer from heartburn.
There is a whole lot of ginger to this tisane … so if you’re one who doesn’t care for ginger, I can’t say that this would be the right tisane for you. But, I do like the way the Tulsi sort of softens the peppery bite of the ginger. Yes, there is still a lot of warming, peppery ginger to it, but, the gentle touch of Tulsi smooths out the ginger just enough to make it easier to drink than a pure ginger infusion would be.
The Tulsi gives a slightly earthy, herbaceous taste to the cup, while the ginger tastes, well, like ginger. Spicy! A hint of mint is in the background … like the mint taste you’d get from basil. On Steepster, I described the contrast between the Tulsi and the Ginger as a sort of good cop/bad cop kind of action on my taste buds. The Tulsi is gentle and mild, while the ginger is spicy and strong. But both are soothing in their own way.
I like this a lot more than I thought I would. It would be nice to have this on hand for the times I need some gingery comfort and relief.