Just the other week I found a chia seed drink, and this week I came across a basil seed drink. It does seem like drinks with seeds are all the latest rage here in China. I know many people cook with coriander seeds, but I had never actually tried basil seeds, not had I tried tamarind before.
I guess I’m still not quite sure what tamarind tastes like as the drink tasted quite generic. It was a little savory, and a little sour, but mostly tasted plain. The basil seeds made for a very interesting addition though. They looked like tad poles, and were soft on the outside yet hard on the inside. It was as if the outside layer of the seed had gotten softer from being in the drink. Interesting, yes, but I think I’ll stick to my regular fruit juices.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 6