With temperatures heating up, nothing beats a little cool refreshment. Why not get a health boost at the same time? Bottled iced teas and kid favourites like popsicles are often loaded with sugars, not to mention a laundry list of unnecessary ingredients. Good news — tossing together healthy flavourful blends couldn’t be simpler with ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea Infusions.
Revered in India for thousands of years, Tulsi (Holy Basil) is a potent adaptogenetic herb known for many protective benefits, including immune system support, helping the body to eliminate toxins, promoting mental well-being, and more. With ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea Infusions, you can harness the power of Tulsi while kicking back and making the most of summer.
Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity and sweet or strong and spicy, our wide range of varieties makes tailoring flavours to match all tastes and moods a cinch. Try these thirst-quenching blends — as coolers or frozen into popsicles — and be inspired! Here are three ways to combine cooling refreshment with health-promoting Tulsi. All blends make approximately 2 coolers, or 4-6 popsicles depending on the mold.
Sunny Watermelon Hibiscus Blend
Summer’s quintessential fruit blends beautifully with a hint of tangy hibiscus and a splash of lime.
- 2 ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Hibiscus Tea Infusion sachets
- 2 Cups boiled water
- 1 ½ Cups watermelon chunks, seeds removed
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon agave or other sweetener, optional
Steep ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Hibiscus Tea Infusion sachets in boiled water for 5 minutes. Remove sachets and let cool to room temperature.
Transfer tea into a blender with watermelon and lime juice. Blend until smooth, and add sweetener to taste if desired.
Chill and serve over ice or freeze in popsicle molds.
Tulsi Chai Creamsicle
Kid-friendly Chai Creamsicles are a spicy, cooling treat that grownups love too.
- 2 ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Masala Chai Tea Infusion sachets
- 1 14-ounce can coconut milk (full fat or light)
- 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced
- ½ Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Teaspoon ORGANIC INDIA Moringa Powder, optional
- 1-2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
Place ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Masala Chai Tea Infusion sachets in a small saucepan with coconut milk and ginger. Bring to a gentle simmer, then remove from heat and steep for at least 5 minutes. Remove sachets and ginger pieces. Stir in vanilla and maple syrup to taste.
Chill and serve over ice or pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Tulsi Sweet Rose and Raspberry
Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or simply enjoying a little quiet, delicate floral notes and bright raspberries elevate this luscious blend with a “high tea” feel.
- 2 ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea Infusion sachets
- 2 Cups boiled water
- 1 Cup fresh or frozen raspberries, roughly crushed
- ¼ Cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Granulated stevia or equivalent
Steep ORGANIC INDIA Sweet Rose Tea Infusion sachets in boiled water for 5 minutes. Remove sachets and add raspberries, lemon juice, and sweetener to taste to tea.
Chill or freeze in popsicle molds. For coolers, strain or serve as is over ice.