Earlier this year, a knock on the door from a delivery man opened up the world of Basilur teas for me. I’ve been loving the traditional, caffeinated teas they sent me, but now I’m delving into one of their herbal teas.
Basilur Moringa Tea arrived as a small sample in a nondescript sachet, which only added to the excitement of reviewing it! I’ve done a little research and I’m not entirely sure if this is a blend or pure moringa tea. Nonetheless, I’ve added a link or two to Basilur’s highly rated Moringa Tea blend on Amazon so you can give it a go yourself.
Basilur Moringa Tea at a Glance
Full Review – Moringa Leaf Tea
- Type: Loose leaf sampler
- Ingredients: Moringa
- Health Benefits: Reduce cholesterol and high blood sugar
- Flavour Notes: Nutty, green, leafy, strong, musky
- Aroma: Green leaf, yerba mate, bitter Chinese green tea, musky
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon
- Where to Buy: Amazon
Wow this one is strong! The aroma is incredibly fresh and vibrant. The green moringa leaf has similar notes to yerba mate and a bitter, grassy Chinese green tea. It’s strong, astringent, and green like fresh leaves plucked off a shrub.
I brewed according to instructions, as this was a completely new tea for me and the first time I’d ever tried moringa.
It brews into a dirty brown-orange colour. Murky and full. This isn’t that surprising. A lot of herbal teas, especially those with dried leaf and twigs in, go a darker murky colour. It’s not an indicator of quality in the slightest.
The aroma is fresher when wet and slightly musky too. It reminds me of Chinese green tea that’s gone a little stale in the teabag.
I took a sip. It’s as strong as it smells. Yerba mate is definitely a close flavour match to moringa. There’s a nutty note too that plays on your tongue and a slightly drying sensation as you swallow.
This is a herbal tea that I can really see being used more for soothing an ailment than for pleasure.
How to Brew Organic Moringa Tea
Basilur Moringa Tea instructions are to brew 2g of herbal tea at 100°C for 5 to 7 minutes. Crazy. Maybe that will work for weak herbal teas but for moringa tea it’s absolutely nuts.
I brewed my 2g for 3 minutes, then paused to taste it and decided to stop right there. At 3 minutes it’s very bold – you’ll be better off brewing for 1 minute (not joking) on your first try and adjusting from there to work out what’s right for you.
If you have a gourd for brewing yerba mate, I would suggest trying the moringa in that. I’m going to give it a go soon and see if that helps.
Why Basilur Herbal Tea?
Basilur are the kings at tea packaging and even though this was just a sample, the quality was high. The foil wrapper kept the moringa tea incredibly fresh and the leaves were all uniform in size. There are a few specks in the tea leaf, little twiggy bits and brown pieces. I’m not too sure if this is also moringa or if it’s a blend of other ingredients.
If it is a blend, those other ingredients are completely tasteless and unbalanced, which makes me lean towards regarding this tea as single ingredient.
Basilur sell their teas on Amazon for the best delivery, but you can also find their whole range for sale on their website. Both loose leaf and tea bags are available – like always, I recommend sticking with loose leaf for a fresher, brighter experience.
Moringa Health Benefits
Moringa is a traditional ingredient used in many herbal medicines, especially in India where the plant grows. The tea is made from the leaves of the tree and is a good source of vitamin B6… but the leaves also contain antinutrients which reduce your ability to absorb the minerals you drink.
Healthline goes into the science a bit more so I won’t waste time rechurning the content here and boring you.
The bottom-line seems to be that moringa is a healthy herbal tea that works particularly well to lower cholesterol and high blood sugar. From my research, there doesn’t seem to be any major side effects or warnings associated with moringa tea.
From what I know about moringa tea, I’d say this is a good quality tea from Basilur. It felt fresh and bold – usually good indicators that a tea is high quality. However, as I’ve never tried moringa before I can’t rule out the possibility that this tea should have tasted quite different. If you have any thoughts or experiences on moringa tea, please leave a comment below and share with the rest of us. Otherwise, check out the moringa Basilur tea blend on Amazon for yourself.
If you want an idea of what moringa tastes like (at least, what it tastes like to me), then take a closer look at my review of the Teapro Yerba Mate subscription box. It includes 4 different yerba mates plus a gourd to help you brew it like a pro.