If you’ve never had tulsi before, it’s about time that you tried this amazing spice. If you have had it before or use it regularly, then you know just how delicious it can be in almost anything. Tulsi smells much like clove and has a strong, mint-like flavor that can be delightful when combined with the right type of food and drink.
Tulsi is considered to be a holy plant in India. Because of this, it can be found growing in almost every household in the country. This is one reason why you can find Tulsi in many Indian dishes. Tulsi is believed to be the incarnation of a royal princess who was in love with Krishna.
A surprising way to use tulsi is with green tea and matcha. If you’re looking for new recipes for drinks and meals, the following 5 ways to use tulsi with green tea will provide you with ideas that you may have never thought of trying before:
1.Tulsi with Matcha
If you’re looking for a new way to wake up in the morning or get a bit of a kick when you’re facing a lull in the middle of the day, a tulsi with matcha tea blend can make a world of difference. Because it is an energy-inducing spice, it’s a great addition to any type of tea, especially with your favorite matcha tea. Both ingredients are known to be good for our health, so just imagine how amazing this blend can be for you.
You can drink these two ingredients together as a hot tea, add light milk foam to your tea to make a latte, or even make a smoothie out of them! However, if you feel like drinking some of nature’s best ingredients will be the best way for you to enjoy this pairing and surprisingly, it can be used in many more ways than what we’ve mentioned above.
How to: Grind the tulsi and matcha separately before preparing your food or drink, then mix them together to blend the flavors together.
2. Tulsi with Sencha
For those who prefer sencha over matcha, there is something to be said about the flavor of tulsi with Sencha. If you like the way that sencha can help to provide you with a clear, energetic mind while also calming your nerves, just imagine drinking a glass of Sencha tea or a Sencha smoothie with it. It’s the perfect option for those days when you have to keep on working but find yourself stressed and with your nerves all over the place.
A warm cup of tulsi/sencha tea can help you to relax yet carry on with your project and get it done. We love this blend as sencha has a vegetal flavor that is rich and refreshing. Sometimes, however, it may be too “spinach-like” for some people, so the addition of the minty tulsi gives it a more pleasant tea-like flavor.
How to: Before you prepare anything with sencha and tulsi, you’ll want to make sure to boil the sencha and tulsi together to get the most you can from the flavors.
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I always forget about Tulsi. I agree it’s a wonderful healing herb. Does the tulsi hide the taste of bitterness that comes with boiling green tea? I suspect that’s what happens. I’m typically careful to keep the temperature of green teas below185F but blends can be the exception of course.
Thank you very much for your comment.
Yes, it is true that tulsi covers bitterness of the tea, similar to adding a mint or lemon in tea.
It is good idea to keep the temperature of water to below 185F which I do for most of my tea too. : )