At the start of each new tea growing season, our tea tasters here at Simpson & Vail are evaluating the various selection of loose leafed teas that have been received from tea gardens around the world. After appraising their qualities of aroma, leaf style, color in the cup and taste, some of these teas may be added to our already vast section of quality black, green, oolong, white, flowering and decaffeinated teas.
All our flavored and blended teas are manufactured here at S&V and each year some new selections may be added. From our original 17 blends offered by Mr. Vail in the early 1900's, we now offer over 50 aromatic and blended teas, earl grey and floral selections, along with many "special" blends that we have available to some of our wholesale accounts.
Like our flavored blends, we also offer many herbal "teas", both blended and regular, like chamomile, ginseng, honeybush, lemon myrtle and rooibos, to mention just a few. We carry our own line of unique Yoga "teas" and a large selection of flavored Rooibos beverages.
The Banaspaty Estate is known for producing high quality orthodox teas. We're thrilled to offer this FTGFOP1 tea that brews to a copper colored cup with a brisk, malty taste that is full flavored and smooth. Destined to become a favorite, you'll love sipping this delightful Assam throughout the day.
Similar to China's Lapsang Souchong, but not as strong, this tea is smoked with local Indian woods instead of the Chinese pine wood. These long, well-formed TGFOP1 leaves brew to a copper colored, smooth cup. The smoke aroma and taste are delicate allowing for the distinctive malty Assam taste to shine through. As the cup cools a slight sweetness can also be found in the brew.
This tea comes from a garden located in the south west area of Georgia. The abundant rainfall, fertile soil, fresh running water and clean air, make exemplary growing conditions for this tea. This small-leafed black tea yields an amber colored cup with a forest aroma and a smooth full flavor with a slight oaky taste and a touch of sweetness in the cup. Perfect at lunchtime or as an afternoon pick me up.
This exceptional tea is produced in a distinctive way that results in the leaves tasting reminiscent of being freshly harvested. The tea brews to an olive-green cup with a very aromatic fragrance and a taste that is unique with soft buttery notes and full smooth flavor.
Enjoy the taste of Maine in this delightful green tea blend with the aroma of delectable blueberries. When brewed, the golden cup imparts a light, delicate infusion with a full blueberry flavor and a light citrus finish.
Experience the grandeur of the Smokies with this great combination of smoked teas and wild berries. The tea brews to a bold, amber cup with the taste of fresh picked blackberries and a faint smoky aftertaste.
Relive an exciting hiking adventure in the Rockies with the aroma and taste of this memorable tea. The amber colored cup has a light musky raspberry taste that perfectly complements the pine tree aroma of the sage.
This blend was created to capture the essence of the majesty and splendor of the Grand Canyon. The dark amber cup has a delicate desert taste with a smooth, sweet, fruity finish. The subtle flavor of prickly pear imparts a lovely light tart, crisp taste.
The spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains and lush forests that comprise Shenandoah National Park served as the inspiration for this refreshing, misty green colored cup. The lively notes of lemon are accompanied by a hint of ginger and a delicate elderberry finish.
Inspiration for this tea blend came from the vibrant hues circling the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone. The fruity and flavorful blend brews to an amber cup with a sweet, creamy, prickly pear flavor and an underlying bergamot taste.
Refreshing like the air in Yosemite, this black tea blend combines pineapple and spearmint to create an amber cup that is a perfect marriage of flavors. When brewed the heavenly mint aroma, with a hint of pineapple, will tantalize your senses.
The abundance of red rock and the flora found in Zion, such as desert lavender, sage, and elderberry, inspired us to create this bold blend. The deep red colored cup has a tantalizing aroma and brews to a creamy fruit and floral taste.
Perfect for nature lovers, this National Park Giftbox includes a packet of all 8 parks, each packet makes about 6-10 cups of tea. Each tea was inspired by the flora, colors, environment, and overall beautiful scenery of the parks.
Butterfly pea tea, from Southeast Asia, is a caffeine free herbal "tea" whose flowers are brewed for their beautiful blue color. Change the pH of the blend by adding lemon or lime and the color will change from blue to varying shades of purple. (Click on the photo for more inoformation)
Buddha Ama-cha is an herbal tisane whose leaves come from the Hydrangea Macrophylla var. Amagiana plant. These large, well-formed, gray-green leaves have a very sweet and refreshing taste. The freshly plucked leaves contain so called glucosides which do not have a sweet taste yet. The characteristic sweet taste arises during the fermentation process where the substance "glucoside" is changed into "phyllodulcin".