Oh my goodness, you guys have gotta try this stuff. Tulsi tea will not be news to some of you (yes, I'm looking at you, D. Moll), but I decided last week to try some, and it's heavenly stuff. I'm in love. I found this particular brand at my favorite health food store- it's new to their shelves. I don't know what made me want to try this particular tea, but then, I'm always on the lookout for new teas. MMMmmm warm, flavored, (no calorie) liquids mmmmm.
Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil. There's definitely a basil-y taste to it, but I'd say it's deeper and richer. Tulsi is sacred to Hindus, and is purported to have all kinds of healing properties-- mouth sores, female complaints, digestive issues, common cold and sore throat, and it's supposed to be energizing, too. Bunches of claims are made for it. I just know I really like the taste and scent, and I really do feel more energetic after a pot of it, especially in the low hours of the afternoon.
Ever notice that when you learn something new, suddenly you see it everywhere? Well, I've just discovered that Johnny's sells seed packets of this plant. I'm so growing it this year.