Holy Basil Tea
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound beneficial properties of herbal teas. We search the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.
Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for a broad array of different teas, including classic single herb varieties and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
We thank you for choosing our product but, more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.
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Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum L.), also known as Tulsi in Hindi, is steeped in tradition and is one of India's most sacred herbs, This plant is found in or around most Hindi homes and temples throughout India. It is rumored to protect those who cultivate it from misfortune, and to spiritually purify and guide them toward heaven.
In fact, it is such an important plant in the lives of the Hindi that it is cared for with reverence in daily ceremonial use.
In addition to its reputation as a sacred herb, holy basil has a long history of use as a primary herb in Ayurveda. It's slightly spicy flavor with just a hint of clove has made it a popular ingredient in many culinary dishes.