Tulsi Tea

With words like “god”, “goddess”, “king”, “queen”, “diety”, “holy”, and “divine” often seen in texts describing tulsi, you know the plant is bound to have a special history. Used in Indian culture as a religious, spiritual, and healing herb for more than 5,000 years, tulsi (or holy basil) is newer to western culture and is often found as an ingredient in herbal medicines, tinctures, and essential oils. Dried tulsi leaves can also be steeped to create an invigorating herbal tea.

Hindustan Tea Company is the first company in India to introduce the sacred Tulsi to the market as a delicious herbal tea. Tulsi, also called the Holy Basil, is revered throughout India as a sacred herb infused with healing powers. It is considered to be the 'queen of herbs'. Abundant in antioxidants, our certified organic Tulsi Tea is not only great in taste but also offers relief from stress, increases energy and boosts the immune system. Our Organic Tulsi tea blends and infusions come in delicious flavors and are available in tea bags or in the loose-leaf form - which come packed in boxes, canisters and in bulk.

Hindustan Tea offers teas from different tea growing regions of India. Teas can be supplied as single garden straight line or in blends of multi garden or multi origin. With some of the finest and most experienced tea tasters in the business, we are able to customise our products to ensure that our blends meet the customer's exact specifications and the taste preference of the most discerning tea consumer.



Let us start in the furthermost northeast of India, in the state of Assam, where the mighty Brahmaputra flows. The tea plantations lie on both banks of the river at an altitude of between 300 and 800m above sea level and form the world's largest growing area. The humid, tropical climate lends the tea a strong, full-bodied liquor. The first flush from the end of April to the beginning of May has a rich and fresh aroma, the second flush from the middle of May to the end of June produces the famous Tippy Orthodox Teas. Tippy refers to black leaf tea with gold tips or what appears to be golden coloured leaf.

The golden tip present in Assam tea lessens the astringent characteristic of the tea making it sweet and smooth. Assam teas appeal to tea connoisseurs who prefer full-bodied, malty and tangy teas enjoyed with perhaps sugar crystals and cream.

Directly adjacent are the growing areas of Dooars. Here lowland varieties grow which produce very full-bodies teas of dark colour.


Darjeeling is a climatic hill resort in the north of India and it is also the region where the most exquisite teas are grown. The tea gardens almost seem to be pinned to the slopes of the Himalayas even at an altitude as high as 2,100m. The continual shift between dry and humid air, cool breezes and intensive sun, rising mists and monsoon rains produces the great aroma and flowery elegance that makes tea from Darjeeling so famous. Connoisseurs particularly enjoy the first flush (Spring Darjeeling) harvested at the first plucking from March to April.

Taste Darjeeling teas and you will find out why they are so famous. Enjoy the mild, delicately flowery spring plucking, the highly fragrant second flush, or the 'Autumnals' which grown in autumn with a slightly larger leaf and are of outstanding quality.