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.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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