Cold Buster with Tulsi

Vitamin-C & Immune Boosting  

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Back in time for cold & flu season, is our caffeine-free immunity blend to relieve stress and promote health. Our Cold Buster with Tulsi Leaf, aka holy basil, is based on a recipe for a natural cold cure from Europe. This rooibos-based tea is packed with an array of healthy constituents to help warm and fortify you from inside. High in Vitamin C, with lemon and orange peel, hibiscus and rose hips, it also contains herbs and Tulsi to soothe cold symptoms and control coughs.


  • Premium Cold Remedy Blend
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Bulk 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • 100% Naturally Caffeine-Free

Ingredients: rooibos, eleuthero ginseng root, tulsi holy basil, lemon peel, orange peel, hibiscus, ginger root, rose hips, cinnamon, rose petals, marigold flowers, orange, cinnamon & vanilla flavoring.

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
6-7 min
Per 8 oz. water

Tulsi Holy Basil

Used as an adaptogen to balance stress in Ayervedic Medicine. Also thought to affect blood glucose levels due to antioxidant properties.


High content of antioxidants, minerals, and fluoride. Helps to protect against tooth decay. Aids in alleviating many allergies, especially eczema and hay fever

Orange & Lemon Peels

Help the body eliminate waste products, and, being rich in vitamin C, boosts immune system.

Rose Hips

High in vitamin C and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

Eleuthero Root (formerly known as Siberian Ginseng):

E. senticosus is an adaptogen that has a wide range of health benefits attributed to its use. Taking the herb is believed to boost the body’s capacity to handle physical stresses ranging from heat exposure to extreme exertion. Supporters of E. senticosus as a medicinal herb also claim that it is immunogenic, anti-inflammatory and chemoprotective. [Winston, David & Maimes, Steven. “Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief,” Healing Arts Press, 2007 and Chen JK, Chen TT. Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology, Art of Medicine Press, City of Industry, CA 2004]. It's also thought to be an aphrodisiac and boost stamina in traditional Chinese medicine.

Ginger Root

Known to aid in digestion.


A warming spice in herbal medicine.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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This tea has been dubbed “miracle tea” amongst my friends. Nips colds right in the bud, and tastes much better than nasty cold medicine. —Amanda K
This tea has helped my sinuses when I’m sick and opened me up. Also, it helps me feel better. This tea is awesome if sick or have allergies. I love it!!—Mia
As soon as I feel a cold coming on the first thing I do is pour a cup (or three) of this delicious tea. Doesn't taste medicinal at all, and really helps give my immune system a boost!—Marissa
I mix this with a little licorice root. Last week I came down with a bad a cold and drinking this was really soothing. I love the flavor that a little honey brings out with this combination!—Ann Marie
This tea really does help if you feel a cold coming on. It is very refreshing and I drink a cup just about every night at bed time as it helps ward off fall colds.Love It!—Cyn
This tea is delightfully full of flavors. Slightly tangy when consumed without honey, but my boyfriend loves it, and he doesn't like hot teas. —Andi
This tea is my go to when I feel a cold coming on! —Linda
I received this tea in my winter shipment. I usually like hibiscus teas, and I like citrus, but this combination was unpleasant. I have tried it hot, and cold, and even with cream but it just is much too sour and bitter. Cutting down the brewing time didn't help, either. I've tried it at different times of day - it's not a breakfast tea or a dessert tea or a bedtime tea. I finally figured out I could make the tea palatable by mixing it with chamomile, but even then it's not great.—Mandie
Bought this "just in case" early last fall - was I ever glad I did! Brewed it when I felt I was coming down with a cold and it was so soothing. It also seemed to clear my nasal passages during and a bit after drinking it. Even my husband drank 2 cups when he had the cold and he says he "HATES" tea. Couldn't believe he drank the second cup! Highly recommend and am reordering.—Michelle
This tea is similar to the flavor of blood orange smoothie, but with ginger. We love this tea, and it has become my 3 year old's favorite. I actually ran out of it because of her. You can't go wrong with this tea. If you love Blood orange smoothie, you'll love this too.—Celeste
I'm just not a fan of hibiscus. I was hoping the other ingredients would mask the taste a little bit, but it's still too strong for me. It does work though, my sore throat felt so much better and my cough occurred less and less often as I drank it.—isiwmlikeafish
So with the winter months upon us and lots of people sniffling, sneezing, and the whole "cold" virus going around, I took was experiencing some sore throat symptoms. I decided to try this instead of cold medicines and I feel it worked. I drank this delicious tea a few times throughout the day and by the next morning, my sore throat was gone. I keep it up because it is delicious, too.—Minxy69
I first tried this at my sister-in-law's. Upon reading the ingredients, it didn't grab my interest, but it was the only herbal tea she had, and it was evening, so caffeine was out. But WOW, did it smell great! The looks, taste and smell of this tea are just wonderful. Will need to always have this on hand.—Jennifer
This is a great tea base for my caugh relieving drink that I add 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 to 1 squeezed lemon to. Relieves coughs better than prescription caugh syrup. —Jen
I hate cough syrup, and when I'm sick, I am always looking for something soothing to sip on. This tea is perfect or that. The flavors are citrusy and a bit sweet from the vanilla, with a nice balance from the basil and ginger. —Mel
THIS IS NOT THE SAME INGREDIENTS AS 2010.PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD BLEND.YOU SHOULD WARN PEOPLE WHEN YOU TOTALLY CHANGE THE BLEND NOT LET THEM ORDER THAN FIND OUT. I DONT CARE FOR THE NEW BLEND AT ALL. (From The Tea Spot, Hi Yolanda, thanks for your feedback. You are absolutely right, this blend is different than the previous blend from 2010 which was discontinued due to a lack of supply. In the interest of full disclosure we now will always offer our full ingredients list online, on each tea page underneath the "Features" notes). —yolanda ambrosek
Simply amazing for colds and bronchitis symptoms. I've been plagued with bronchitis and asthma for over a week. This is a great supplement to my prescribed meds. I ordered this when I first started feeling symptoms (7 days ago.) I was so happy to receive it in the mail and I couldn't wait to see if it would help me as my prescription meds had only given me so much relief. I drank 16 oz as hot as I could stand it at bedtime last night...and what do you know?...It was the first night of restful sleep I've had all week. I didn't even need to take my cough medicine either. And when I woke up this morning it was the best I've felt since I first fell ill. And best of all, it tastes great. I do add about a tablespoon of raw honey to the 16 oz mug for added benefit. It's so rich in Vitamin C...just delicious.—Brigette Sumeraj
While I am not personally fond of the flavor of this Blend I do not find it unpalatable. It tastes a little spicy but has an odd sweetness about it. It is very much like sucking on a spiced up sweetened cinnamon stick. However, I can vouch for its effects. The moment I drink it my throat feels a LOT better and it even seems to clear my sinuses a bit when taking deep breathes of it. It gives me a nice warmth inside and has staved off more vicious bugs several times now. I would recommend anyone start drinking this at the very onset of any nasty bug and while it is not a miracle cure it can really help to put those nasties down before they get their teeth in you. Waaaay better than cough medicine.—Umbreona
This tea is amazing for a cold. After about three weeks of cough drops and copious amount of other teas I got a sample of this tea and all of a sudden I didn't need to cough anymore. It brews up to a deep pink/ orange color (depending both on how many times you've steeped it and how long you've steeped it) and to me taste fruity and spicy. I often catch hints of cinnamon that slightly remind me of apple cider in the fall. All in all - it's delicious and it works! :)—Kirstie
I used to be a big fan of taking Emergency at the first sign of a cold, but no more! Cold buster tea all the way, this tea helps me feel better right away (or if it's a nasty cold... after a few cups!) I add licorice root to this tea (50-50) if I have a sore throat. That custom blend doesn't taste so great, but it REALLY makes me feel better—Arun
I agree with Amanda. Has total healing and preventative powers! Delicious blend.—Janelle M