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Organic Holy Basil Tea

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Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is possibly one of the most beneficial herbs available for human consumption.

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Holy Basil Tea

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  • Recommended temperature: 205°
  • Cover and steep to taste.
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Touted as miraculous, and known to have been worshipped in India for thousands of years, Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is likely one of the most beneficial herbs available for human consumption. Ayurvedic medicine enlists holy basil for a plethora of health and spiritual concerns, from colds and flu, to fortifying one’s powers to protect and purify. How much is myth and how much is truth becomes irrelevant once you experience the sublime results of drinking a cup of Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea.

What Exactly is Holy Basil?

In Hinduism, the Tulsi plant, or Holy Basil, is deemed the most sacred of plants, and is thought of as the physical manifestation of the goddess, Tulsi. In traditional Hindu homes, Tulsi is centrally planted inside courtyards. As Tulsi is considered to both spiritually protect and physically heal, one can easily understand the significance given to this remarkable herb.

Interesting Notes About Holy Basil

Holy Basil is considered an adaptogen: “any of various natural substances used in herbal medicine to normalize and regulate the systems of the body.” (Dictionary.com) Adaptogens are a special category of healing plants; they are meant to help balance and restore the body. Though there are various popular adaptogens utilized in the growing field of alternative medicine, holy basil is a super power, and often deployed by Ayruvedic practitioners to combat the damage accrued by living with the everyday stresses of life.

What Does Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea Taste Like?

If you imagine your Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea is going to taste like a cup of pesto, you would be wrong. Far from the savory Italian yumminess of a pasta sauce, our Holy Basil Tea spreads across your mouth like a slightly sweet, somewhat spicy surprise. Hints of clove, and a windswept pirouette through earthiness, we find the taste grounding, yet elevating. A truly well-rounded tea experience, we think you’ll agree one sip of Buddha Teas Holy Basil Tea will elevate the moment, and leave you wanting more.

Why choose Buddha Teas?

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Buddha Teas searches the world for the very best herbs, flowers, spices, and teas to incorporate into our blended and single herb wellness products. We NEVER use additives or “natural” flavorings. Instead, we use substantial quantities of key ingredients to ensure our products have optimal efficacy. During our exploration for the best, we found that living in harmony with nature is ideal. We've realized that any time we need nature to provide for us, we must give something back. Sustainably harvesting and keeping waste and pollution at a bare minimum made sense to us. Buddha Teas is 100% chemical free, from our bleach free tea bags to our utilization of soy-based ink for our labels and beautifully colored tea boxes. When you buy Buddha Teas, you’re not only enjoying a flavorful, hand-crafted, all-natural tea but you will also feel peace of mind knowing that you are buying your tea from a company that gives back to our magnificent planet.

Bleach-Free Tea Bags

Our tea bags may not be the whitest, but they ARE the safest because Buddha Teas ONLY uses bleach-free teas bags. For us, this is not a preference but a necessity. Tea bags that have been bleached contain harmful chemicals such as dioxin and epichlorohydrin. Dioxin is a highly toxic, chemical compound produced by some chemical processes such as bleaching paper. It falls into the category of a POP (persistent organic pollutant) which, as the name suggests, persists and refuses to breakdown in our bodies and the environment, potentially taking decades to detox. Epichlorohydrin (bleach) is also toxic and listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP). It has been classified by the EPA as a human carcinogen.

We believe that our customers should never have to choose between their health and their senses so we proudly offer bleach-free tea bags so that they can taste the purity of natural teas without the cost of harmful chemicals or additives.

Learn About Our "Tea For Trees" Campaign

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Our “Tea for Trees” campaign creates a sustainable model that restores one of our most precious resources while offsetting the paper used in our products. We’ve partnered with The National Forest Foundation’s Trees for Us, a program that annually plants millions of trees throughout our national forests. By giving back whenever possible, Buddha Teas strives to honor the earth and its many blessings. Help us plant trees while enjoying an unadulterated tea that’s healthy for you and our planet.

By giving back whenever possible, Buddha Teas strives to honor the earth and its many blessings. Help us plant trees while enjoying an unadulterated tea that’s healthy for you, and our planet. Read more about it here.

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