Organic India Balance Digestive Health Tea Review

I love love love Organic India. I enjoy many of their teas but their new flavor balance is quickly becoming my favorite.

ORGANIC INDIA was formed in the 1990’s by a small group of people from around the world who met in Lucknow, a town in northern India. They had traveled to meet H.W.L. Poonja, the spiritual teacher fondly known as “Papaji.” Drawn by the search for truth and self-realization, they came to hear Papaji’s simple teachings. This companies story is fascinating. You can read more about their mission and learn about all of their awesome products on their site.

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One of the main reasons I love Organic India is because they use the herb tulsi in a lot of their products. Tulsi is a fascinating herb that has many health benefits AND it tastes amazing. This tea is not only my go to because of its awesome taste but I also totally dig all the herbs they use in the blend. So does my tummy 🙂

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(Tulsi) Holy basil is one of the most sacred plants in India. In Hindu mythology, Tulsi symbolizes the goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu, who is one of the religion’s most important deities. The herb has been valued for centuries because of its benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.*

OK, I think that is reason enough to go buy this tea don’t you? 🙂

Let’s talk facts first then I will share with you my impression on the taste.

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

For 5,000 years, tulsi has been revered in India as “The Queen of Herbs.” This flavorful blend of organic tulsi delivers ancient herbs for modern life.

Probiotics: 1 billion CFUs

Research shows that health starts in the gut. Drinking 3 cups daily of Balance delivers 1 billion live probiotic cultures designed to support the digestive system and enhance protein utilization.†* This researched probiotic strain survives 10x more effectively than probiotics from yogurt,* outlasting the hot tea brewing process so that it can be absorbed to fortify your digestive system.*

Digestive Herbs

In this organic blend, ginger, peppermint, and licorice complement tulsi and probiotic cultures to deliver balanced digestive support.*

* In an independent lab study of simulated gastric environment with a pH of 2.0 for 2 hours, GanedenBC30 cells were delivered 10x more effectively than common yogurt cultures
† As part of a balanced diet and lifestyle and with 3 cups per day

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Now let’s talk taste

This is a light tasting tea. In my opinion, all herbal teas are light. I am not sure others feel this way but for me they are on the weaker sides. After all, I like espresso and Americano’s when it comes to coffee so I am into the bold flavors. Just because it is light does not mean it is not yummy though, remember it’s my fav right now.

 

The herbs used in this blend give it a wonderful spicy taste on the tongue. I can taste the ginger but it is not overpowering. The peppermint adds the perfect cooling effect to the tea and the licorice is super light but you can tell it is there. Holy basil (Tulsi) is slightly sweet to me, however, I do have clients that think it is spicy so who really knows.

This tea is one that I think will appeal to most everyone. One of the main reasons to try this tea, however, is not the yummy taste.  The real reason is the fantastic effect it can have on your immune system and digestive system. Holy basil functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Adaptogenic herbs do not alter mood, but rather, they help the body function optimally during times of stress. I think this is why some think it tastes different. Makes sense right? I can not tell you a lot about the digestion claims of this tea to be honest. I can tell you it can’t hurt right?   I will also tell you that I have studied Tulsi a lot and I truly believe this is an herb you should enjoy. I also think you should enjoy this tea with some of my favorite grain-free cookies 🙂

You can buy this tea at most health food stores as well as on Amazon. 

I would love to know what you think and if this organic-india balance digestive health tea review was helpful.

* Uma Devi P. Radioprotective, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties of the Indian holy basil, Ocimum sanctum (Tulasi). Indian J Exp Biol. 2001
Mar;39(3):185-90.

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