Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.
I Drink Two Cups Every Day
I have been drinking Organic India's Tulsi Green Tea for a few years now. I drink two cups a day, one in the morning and the other at night, just before I go to sleep.
After being a regular drinker of this brand of tea for so many years, I have found that it has benefited me in more ways than one. A brief summary of the benefits that I have experienced are:
- More alertness and less fatigue.
- Improvement in stamina.
- Improvement in digestive function.
- No incidence of respiratory problems like cough, colds, etc., even in extreme winter.
- No health issues.
About Tulsi and Green Tea
Tulsi has been revered in India for over 5,000 years, as a healing spice, for the body, mind, and spirit. It is associated with a remarkable heritage of restorative powers and stress-relieving properties.
Some of the benefits of Tulsi are:
- Reduces stress and helps to relax
- Boosts stamina and keeps one going
- Fights illnesses like cough, colds, etc., lowers fever
- Reduces cholesterol
- Eliminates toxins and supports the liver
- Protects against radiation
- Regulates blood pressure and blood sugar; supports the blood vessels and heart
- Strengthens immunity
- Rich in antioxidants
- Improves digestion and metabolism
About Green Tea
One of the least processed of all tea varieties is green tea, and it, therefore, possesses the maximum antioxidant polyphenols among all varieties of tea.
Some of the benefits of green tea are:
- Rich in catechin polyphenols especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant that inhibits cancer cell growth and prevents abnormal blood clotting.
- Antibacterial, prevents tooth decay, food poisoning, etc.
- Reduces cholesterol and prevents heart disease.
- Improves immunity.
- Burns fat.
- Anti-aging benefits.
Why I Choose Organic India Tulsi Green Tea
The above-mentioned benefits of tulsi and green tea can be had by buying any good brand of these teas. My reasons for choosing Organic India's Tulsi Green Tea are:
- A global leader in organic foods and health products.
- Certified organic - a sure way to trust that the purchase is pure, safe, and uncontaminated.
- Tested to guarantee that the products are free from all toxins.
- Premium quality tea blend.
- Promotes sustainable organic agriculture and protects the natural ecosystem.
- Supports thousands of marginal farmers and tribal wildcrafters in rural India.
- This amazing combination of tulsi and green tea, refreshes, energizes, and tastes wonderful.
Organic India's Tulsi Green Tea is a combination of tulsi and green tea that promotes healthy metabolism which is vital to weight management and can help in reducing weight.
Both Tulsi and green tea are rich in antioxidants that eliminate damaging free radicals in the body and have a vast array of remarkable benefits some of which have been outlined above.
This Is How I Make Green Tea
Are There Any Cons?
The only cons of green tea are that it contains caffeine—but it has only 30-60 mg of caffeine in 180 to 240 ml of tea, as compared to over 100 mg of caffeine in 240 ml of coffee. That isn't much caffeine.
No side effects have been reported. However, those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or attempting to conceive should consult their healthcare practitioner before starting this health routine.
For Hot Tea
Put 1 tsp tea in a cup (120 ml). Pour boiling water directly on the leaves. cover and infuse for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add sweetener, if desired. I add a tsp of honey for added benefit and flavor.
Strain and serve without adding milk.
For Iced Tea
After straining the tea in the above case, let it cool for 15 -20 minutes. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Add ice cubes and some drops of lemon juice to enhance the taste.
For Tea Bags
Use 1 tea bag in a cup of hot water. Infuse for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add sweetener if desired.
Serve without milk.
I feel that drinking this tea has benefited my health, and I would highly recommend it to those who have no major health issues.
However, to be on the safe side, do consult your doctor or healthcare provider before incorporating this tea into your daily diet.
Again, I want to stress that this is an independent review, not sponsored in any way by Organic India. I was inspired to write this article because I wanted to share the benefits I have experienced as a result of drinking this tea.
Benefits of Tulsi
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2013 Rajan Singh Jolly
Lisa Jane39 on September 24, 2019:
I love this article. I am going to add this tea to my list of teas to try. I love tea.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 19, 2013:
Indian Chef, you can get this tea easily at any of the superstores. It does taste awesome. Thanks for reading and sharing.
Indian Chef from New Delhi India on September 19, 2013:
Green tea with Tulsi, that looks like 100% winner on health. I do not know what a combined taste would be but I am sure since you have written on it then it must be very well researched and has enormous health benefits. I would try to see if I can get it on a grossery shop or More Mega mart in Delhi. Voting up and sharing and awesome.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 15, 2013:
@Peggy-the fresh leaves can also be used to make this tea and would have the same benefits. Of course you need to tear or cut the leaves so that the oils ooze out easily and simmer the tea for a few minutes too.
Thanks fro the votes and sharing.
@Jill-This for sure doesn't taste like cardboard, lol! Organic India teas are available in the U.S. too. I hope you try this one and see how it goes.
Jill Spencer from United States on May 15, 2013:
My husband loves green tea. We'll have to try this brand. All of types of green tea on the market are definitely not the same quality-wise! Some of it tastes like liquid cardboard to me. Thanks!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 15, 2013:
Like another person who commented said...you are a walking testimonial to the benefits of following a healthy lifestyle. I have a number of teas in our home but not tulsi green tea. I am assuming that since it comes from the holy basil plant it must have a basil taste? We grow regular basil in our garden. I wonder if I would make a tea from it if it would have some of the same health benefits? UUI votes and will share and pin.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 16, 2013:
Thanks for your input Dilip. It does taste better with honey.
Dilip Chandra from India on April 16, 2013:
I take Organic India Tulsi Ginger tea regularly. Also, i like Tetley green tea, i take this daily in the morning. Green tea with honey and also Tulsi Ginger tea with honey, tastes awesome.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 08, 2013:
This is a bit different since it also has tulsi in it but yes one has to develop a taste for it as most people are not used to drinking this.
sweetie2 from Delhi on April 07, 2013:
Rajan I have tried Green Teas but I never actually like the taste of Green teas.. Top it with no milk.. not easy to drink for me.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 07, 2013:
@ moonlake - thanks. You could certainly check out with the health food stores or can get it from the organic India's website. They have a US website too.
@ seanorjohn - glad to know you like the info. Thanks for visiting.
seanorjohn on April 07, 2013:
Wow I never knew green tea had such huge health benefits. Well done Rajan on explaining all of this so clearly. Voted up
moonlake from America on April 07, 2013:
I like green tea but never knew about Tulsi Green Tea. Voted up, shared pinned and tweeted. I don't know if I could find it in my small town, maybe the health food store. Thanks so much for letting us know about this tea.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2013:
Good to know this Devika. Appreciate your visit. Thanks.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 04, 2013:
Organic India Tulsi Green Tea, sounds a good idea and such an informative hub on the topic. I enjoy most teas and this one too.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 02, 2013:
@ Radhika - I,m sure you will like this and it will be doubly healthy too. Thanks for the visit, votes and sharing.
@ Carol - Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the sharing.
@ Eddy - That's a might big compliment. Thanks so much. I appreciate the votes and sharing.
Eiddwen from Wales on April 02, 2013:
Well here we go this week again;another wonderful and interesting hub. I have saved all these into a folder as I know they could come in handy any time.
Have a great day rajan my friend.
Voted up,across and shared too.
carol stanley from Arizona on April 02, 2013:
though we are serious coffee drinkers this is quite a boost for tea. I have heard of the benefits of green tea but not this brand. You are a walking testimonial ...Voting up and pinning.
Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on April 01, 2013:
I like drinking green tea when I'm involved in doing something that requires much concentration. Organic Tulsi tea is new to me, I would buy it next time when I visit the herbal shop. Thanks for sharing this great information.
Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared too.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2013:
@ Joe - Thanks for all the kind words my friend. And for being a regular supporter of my hubs. Much appreciated.
@ Ruchira - You get this brand of tea in the U.S. too so you can use it more. Thanks for visiting.
Ruchira from United States on April 01, 2013:
I got this packet from india when I visited india last. Use it very wisely; since I love it.
Great hub, Rajan
Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on April 01, 2013:
Rajan, it's high time I wean myself from coffee and make the healthy transition to green tea. Your hub is helpful, inspiring, and motivational. I love your health ministry and your wonderful, humble, and respectful approach to helping all of us. Thank you so very much, and I wish you continued success in spreading this health message for years to come. Have a nice day, my friend!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2013:
Thanks Bill for the read and the vote up. Good to hear you drink green tea. The Organic India brand of teas is available in the U.S.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 01, 2013:
You know, I do believe this is sold here in the U.S....seems like I have seen that label and brand. Anyway, we drink green tea here and love it. Thank you for the review.