Rare Indian Tulsi
Rare Indian Tulsi
Rare Indian Tulsi
Rare Indian Tulsi

Rare Indian Tulsi

Regular price $10.49
(52¢ per cup)

26 in stock

Our Rare Indian Tulsi is grown by a female-led collective in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil is considered a sacred plant and used in Ayurvedic medicine to relieve anxiety and tension.

Most importantly, it is also delicious.

Naturally caffeine free.

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Tasting Notes

Comforting notes of cooked apples and cloves, combined with the warmth and sweetness of liquorice root and a hint of aniseed.


Use 0.04oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water (1g per 150ml).


For the optimum infusion use 212°F (100°C) water.


Infuse for 1-2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this herb at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

17¢ per cup based on 0.04oz of tea per 5.1 fl oz of water and 3 infusions.

Our beautiful Tulsi is from the Mahila Umang collective - run & led by women.

Located in the state of Uttarakhand, in North Eastern India, bordering Nepal. They operate in two districts within the municipalties of Almora and Ranikhet, 1,600 - 1,800m above sea level.

"We believe in building a sustainable life and ensuring consistent income for rural women. Earlier, women would farm the land, and the crops would be sold through middlemen. Women had to travel a considerable distance through the mountains just to reach the middlemen. Umang provides us with opportunities to become entrepreneurs. We have built self-help groups in all the villages, and the women farmers work within these groups. The fact that women are making and selling their produce, auditing the self-help groups and keeping the books and accounts, make for a sustainable model.

Umang started with only three members in 2001, and now there are 3,000 women who are involved in sustainable farming, producing and selling their own goods. I, along with the others, have become entrepreneurs, bankers and auditors. We are all shareholders in the company, and we use the money we earn for micro-credit, as a bank would. We managed a turnover of around INR 4 crore (over USD 600,000) this year!

For us, sustainability is a long-term solution to the problems of the women farmers. At Umang, we believe in trade, not aid."

Sunita Kashyap, secretary and founder Mahila Umang collective