Tea and me

It’s no secret that I adore coffee.  I have probably published more posts about coffee than anything else.  And stay tuned…I have an awesome vanilla latte recipe coming up in the next few days.

But I can’t drink coffee all day.  I would be overly wired.  And bored.

So sometimes I switch to tea.  Sometimes it’s chai.  Or matcha. Lately I’ve been enjoying tulsi tea.

tulsi eliz

What exactly is tulsi?

According to Organic India, tulsi (also known as holy basil) is”an adaptogenic herb which supports the immune system and helps your body relieve the negative effects of stress.”  Sounds good to me!

In case you’re wondering, adatogens are natural substances considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon body processes and energy levels.

But wait, it gets better.  “Noted for 5,000 years through sacred Indian scriptures, Tulsi’s remarkable anti-aging, life-enhancing qualities are here for you to enjoy.”

Tulsi is also known for being helpful with acne, balancing blood sugar, and even uplifting mood. Studies have shown that it may be helpful with cancer and diabetes.  And it aids in regulating levels of cortisol, known as the stress hormone, in our blood.  We need some cortisol, but too much of it can be dangerous.  And can also lead to belly fat.  No one wants belly fat.

Ok, now that’s a whole lot to expect from some tea!  But I’m all for changing things up.  I’ve been enjoying tulsi on and off for years.  I always buy the Organic India brand, which is readily available.  I’ve seen it in the natural section of many grocery stores, and of course you can find it on Amazon.


Organic India makes many different blends of tulsi.  Right now I’m enjoying the Lemon Ginger, which they describe as “stress relieving & reviving.”  I’ve also tried the Raspberry Peach and my favorite is Licorice Spice.

There are many other blends to chose from, and most of them are caffeine free.  A few are blended with black or green tea.  See which ones appeal to you.

So my point is this…try new things.  Not just tea.  Throw some spinach into that smoothie. Wash your face with coconut oil.  Give yourself a little physical challenge, like seeing how long you can hold a plank.  Routines are awesome, but you need to change them up a little sometimes.

Can tulsi tea help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  It sure can!

You will be happy enjoying a hot drink (especially during a major snowstorm!)  Tulsi is an adaptogen that is loaded with antioxidants, so it’s certainly healthy.  It can also help give you clear, glowing skin.  Very hot!


Organic India Tulsi Tea


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