Good product- unfortunate name!
In the Romantic movement, John Keats was a major force due to his evocative and sensual imagery. One of his poems: Isabella, or the pot of basil, which this product is named after, has some less than family friendly imagery. Namely, the fact that the basil is grown from a pot containing a severed head! Furthermore, Keats writes "thick, and green, and beautiful it grew/ so that it smelt more balmy than its peers". Here, we can clearly see implementation of phallic imagery! These two aspects of the basil make it a strange choice of name for a family supermarket such as Tesco. But, I love basil - 3 stars!! ; )
Easy to grow Basil
Amazing Basil. If you pot them into larger pots they keep going all summer & provide many leaves in rotation - enough for loads of pesto :)
horrid smeel and taste of aniseed
It has the aroma and taste of aniseed!!!!! YUK!
Perfect for Thai dishes....
This is some of the best basil I've had. I needed thai basil for my dish, there was none available so decided to try this. It's amazing, and has the perfect flavour for thai cooking! Don't stop stocking this Tesco! Love it!
Highly variable quality. With luck, these plants last a few days - never a week - and you might beat the onset of wilt/ mildew/ dropping leaves etc, hence two stars to be strictly fair. Last week's offering scored zero stars as it was pretty well DOA. At best, flavour and aroma are faint. From now on I'm going to grow my own.
Warning - this variety of basil tastes of aniseed, not basil.
Was expecting normal basil instead.
Love this Basil!!!
The best basil we have ever tasted! Each pot we have ordered has always lasted about a month as long as we have watered (obviously!) - sad to see it appears to be no longer available🙁
The plant was slightly damaged and overwatered when delivered and very quickly went downhill.
It's noted it tastes of aniseed - why complain?
As noted above 'Exceptional taste of aniseed' , what part of that didn't you understand if you are downgrading it for it's taste of aniseed? Doh!