- Assamica Emerald with Holy Basil Background
- Emerald Preparation
Our Assamica Emerald with Holy Basil is your ticket to peace and tranquility! Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is considered a powerful antidepressant and anti-anxiety remedy in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is also known to boost the immune sysstem. Tea is the only natural source of L-theanine, an amino acid that increases alpha wave actitiy in the brain thus reducing stress and promoting a relaxed state of concentration as well as boosting the immune system. Tea also contains GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid,) a neuotransmitter that calms the central nervous system and is critical for relaxation.
The combination of Holy Basil and green tea promises to not only boost your immune system but also to relieve stress and promote your mental well-being.
Ingredients: green tea, holy basil
Origin: Assam, India
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic Medicine to treat the common cold, headaches, stomach disorders, inflamation, and heart disease. It is also an effective treatment for respiratory illnesses, malaria, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, stomach ulcers, eye diseases, insect bites and eczema. Tulsi is a potent adaptogen that promotes mental balance and helps the body cope with many kinds of stress, be they chemical, physical, infectious, environmental or emotional. As such it is frequently used as an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety remedy. Extracts made from Holy Basil are thought to increase the speed and strength of wound healing due to the plants antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is considered one of the best herbs to boost the immune system due to its combination of phytochemicals, bioflavonols and anti-oxidant compounds.
Tea is the only natural source of L-theanine, an amino acid that increases alpha wave actitiy in the brain thus reducing stress and promoting a relaxed state of concentration. Theanine is also known to significantly boost the immune system. Tea also contains GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid,) a neuotransmitter that calms the central nervous system and is critical for relaxation. In this modern world where the pace of life is continually accelerating so that people get ulcers, dyspepsia, apoplexy and all kinds of stress and mental ailments, our combination of Tulsi and green tea promises to not only boost your immune system but also to relieve stress and promote your mental well-being.
Water Temperature: 162-175 degrees
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 Tbl. (2.5 grams)
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3
Emerald Lemon Ginger may be prepared in a standard teapot, or in your favorite mug or lidded gaiwan. For best results, we recommend that you pre-warm your vessel, and place 2.5 grams of leaf per 6 oz of liquid, before infusing with 162-175 degree water for up to 1-3 minutes. As with all green teas, Emerald Lemon Ginger can be infused at least three times. Increase the time and temperature slightly with each subsequent infusion. Experimenting with your own temperatures and steeping times is encouraged, especially with such a forgiving tea. Cooler temperatures and shorter times yield more mellow, fruity elements, while hotter water and longer times produce more floral and full-bodied complexities. Always use the best-tasting water you can find, and adjust steeping times, quantity of leaves, and water temperature to your personal preferences.
We highly recommend brewing your tea in a teapot or mug with a removable infuser so that you can remove the leaves at the end of the steeping time. Whole leaf teas of this quality need room to unfurl and expand in the water in order to perform their "magic." If you don't have a removable infuser, you can brew the loose leaves directly in the pot. At the end of the steeping time, pour all of the tea into a warm serving pitcher or pot.