Wow - I didn't know what to expect as I have never tried Tulsi before and I love it!! The taste is lovely, very floral and herbal and almost peppery I suppose. Not like anything I've ever had before. This seems very high quality and you can't beat the value of loose leaf. Tulsi has so many mental and physical health benefits and I love that there is no caffeine. I can take it in the morning or at night with some chamomile.
I bought this tea for a relative who is always coming down with something in the hopes that this might help strengthen the immunity which is a property all Tulsi teas have in common. This variety reminds me more of black tea rather than the true green Tulsi taste and is a bit more subtle than the more spicy Krishna variety. Tao of Tea is always a good value for the money and the gift was well received.
really great tea, i'm a big fan of tulsi and have tried most brands on the market, this is a favorite. this brand and organic india's tulsi tea are tied for the top-- but this one is a lot more cost friendly, i like the tin it comes in, and there's less waste without tea bags, plus i prefer loose leaf anyways. tulsi has a ton of antioxidants as well as adaptogenic properties (it really helps calm me when i'm overly anxious/nervous), and i try to drink it on the daily-- its great iced or hot. can't go wrong, give it a try.