Organic Holy Basil (Tulsi) Tea - 20 teabags per box. Most Holy Basil (Tulsi) teabags contain 1.2 to 1.4 grams of Holy Basil tea leaf. We decided to have larger teabags made and put 2 grams of Holy Basil in every teabag to produce superior taste and benefits. Many people get a small pot of tea or a second cup from one teabag. In our teabags we use the the Green Leaf varietal of Holy Basil (ocimum sanctum) which has a mild, pleasantly minty, basil taste with a hint of clove/cinnamon.

We have been enjoying Holy Basil (Tulsi) tea for more than three decades on trips to India. It wasnt until recently that Holy Basil became popular in the West as studies confirmed benefits known by indigenous users. Tulsi is naturally caffeine free, does not get bitter, and is a rich source of antioxidants and other micro nutrients. Tulsi belongs to a special class of Herbals known as Adaptogens which help regulate the bodys major organ systems and have a normalizing and energizing effect on the immune system. Tulsi also helps the body adapt to stress and fatigue.

Known as the incomparable one and "elixir of life" in its ancestral home of India, Tulsi is so highly revered that almost every Indian home has a Tulsi plant growing indoors, on a patio, or in a courtyard. It is considered the key herbal tea in Ayurvedic Healing Practice with references dating to about 2600 BC. Tulsi is used in Ayurvedic Healing and by Natural Medicine Practitioners to improve stamina, help eliminate toxins, enhance metabolism, relieve inflammation, and balance the Body, Mind and Spirit.

Why two names for the same plant? Early Christian writers referred to the Tulsi Plant as "Holy Basil" because it was said to have grown at the tomb of Jesus and was used by The Christian Brothers as a healing tea.