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 brewed cup is a delicately balanced blend with a reddish amber color and a fruity, heady, sassy taste. The combination of pineapple, vanilla and orange dance playfully on the tongue. The addition of cloves brings a new depth to this taste, while the hibiscus adds to the fruity flavor and adds a reddish tinge to the amber cup. There is a mild astringency and a lingering fruit/spice taste on the tongue. Certified Kosher. (Click on the photo for more information.)
One smell of our Baklava dessert tea and you'll be anxious for the kettle to boil. The aroma is a heady combination of sweet and spicy while the amber colored brewed cup has the buttery, sweet taste of Baklava and cloves. The combination is spectacular and will have you longing for your next sip.
This new dessert tea is a winner! When you open the bag you're greeted with a heavenly fruity and baked goodness aroma. When brewed this herbal blend has a reddish cup and a sweet, blueberry fruit and cake taste with slight accents of spice. Sugar-free and caffeine free this deliciously smooth dessert tea can be enjoyed any time of the day or night.
The Puttabong Tea Estate is located at an altitude of 1500 to 6500 feet above sea level. These medium black leaves are interspersed with vibrant green leaves and have a fresh, just-picked aroma. When brewed the liquor is a brilliant green color with a spicy/toasted smell. The taste is light and airy with a smooth citral finish.
This black tea is a mix of FOP (flowery orange pekoe) and FBOP (flowery broken orange pekoe) leaves with a forest, oaky aroma in the dry leaf. It brews to a golden amber cup with a smooth, sweet, slightly floral taste. A perfect all day drinking tea!
Are you or a loved one starting to explore the wonderful world of tea? A monthly subscription box may be the perfect way to start your journey! At the beginning of each month you will receive a box containing 4-1oz tea packages: a black tea, a green tea, a caffeine-free herbal tea and a special tea (unique tea, new offering, popular blend, etc.).
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Enjoy this caffeine-free sampler box with 10 delicious assortments of our most popular herbal offerings including: Lavender Lace, Burgundy Blast, Tulsi Holy Basil (organic), Orange Cranberry Herbal (organic), Berry Nice, Rooibos Lemon Ginger (organic), Moringa (organic), Caramel Walnut Shortbread Rooibos, African Outback (organic) and Dragonfruit Rooibos. (Click on the picture to view more information about this gift box.)
Try all 10 of our Wellness line of tisanes in this gift box sampler. Each package makes approximately 6-8 cups of tea and is labeled with the list of ingredients and brewing information for each herbal.
Namaste is a greeting or parting phrase as well as a gesture. In Sanskrit, Namaste means, “the light in me bows to the light in you” or “I bow to light that exists in me and you and to all that is sacred in life”. This blend for universal love and acceptance has a golden cup with a deep floral taste and a lingering earthiness.
In Sanskrit, the word Shanti means “Peace”. Feel santosha (contentment) settling in when you sip this full-bodied cup that is sweet and slightly earthy, with a light mint aftertaste. It brews to an amber cup with a sweet, earthy aroma.
Located at the base of the spine, the Root Chakra (Muladhara) forms our foundation, the seat of our life force, and is the building block on which all other chakras rest. Try a cup of this earthy, grounding herbal tea to help you link to your foundation. The pink cup has a tart aroma and a slightly fruity taste of sweet spices that is sure to please.
The Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana), the seat of life, is located in the center of the abdomen. This harmonious blend of herbs has a golden cup with a light earthy, spicy flavor and a delicate lemon and mint aftertaste.
The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is located in the solar plexus and is the seat of our emotions and our desire for non-dominating power, energy, and spontaneity. This energizing tea has a golden cup with a complex flavor that is smooth and has a lingering earthiness.
The Heart Chakra (Anahata), located in the center of the chest, is the joining point between the higher and lower chakras. It is the chakra center that controls our perceptions of love, emotions, compassion and balance. This delightful blend of love inspiring herbs produces a pale pink cup with a floral aroma and a fruity, floral taste that is truly exquisite.
Located at the base of the throat, the Throat Chakra (Visuddha) is our instrument of communication and allows us to express what is happening in our consciousness. An invigorating blend that has a fruity taste with a “bite”! The light red cup has a fruity, mint aroma with an initial fruity taste and a lingering hotness that will bring energy into your throat center.