Also Known as Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum), Tulsi is a sacred plant from India used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Tulsi is considered an ‘elixir of life’ that provides alchemy to one’s well being. The plant is said to promote longevity, for it contains many beneficial compounds known as phytochemicals, and has strong anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and immune system enhancing properties.
Tulsi is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and anxiety.
There are three Tulsi varietals, each with a distinct flavor: the Green Leaf (Rama Tulsi), Purple Leaf (Krishna Tulsi) which bears dark green-to-purple leaves, and a third, considered the most flavorful and also hardest to grow, Wild Forest (Vana Tulsi).
This is the Purple leaf Tulsi varietal (Krishna Tulsi). The purple leaf Tulsi is known for its slightly spicy, peppery flavor with clove and cinnamon undertones. Tulsi is caffeine-free.
We work only with small-scale Tulsi growers that need an assurance for their harvests. As such, we provide up-front guarantees to purchase their produce and help sell it through a market-education development approach.
As we grow, we envision our ability to help more small-scale and marginal Organic farmers in this process.
Most Tulsi is still grown conventionally and the transition to Organics is recent. We hope to be among the few Tulsi companies that are in the forefront of this movement.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
Water Temp: 200 F
Steep Time (minutes): 3
Number of Infusions: 1-3
Quantity of Leaf (tsp/8 oz Water): 1