Sweet Colombian Black Tea from Simpson and Vail. . . .

The primary word I’d use for this blend is “smooth.” Though “Colombian Blend” refers to South America, this tea says New Orleans to me. It’s got a malty, liquor-esque back-of-the-jazz-bar vibe. A throaty saxophone is being played on stage by a guy in sunglasses. It is ambiguous whether he is blindingly cool or actually unable…

Celtic Cream Green Tea from Simpson & Vail. . . .

This is, quite simply, my favorite green tea of the moment. I’ve been drinking it almost every day, but always at a time when I am nowhere near a computer to write about it. So today — TODAY, MY TEAPLE — I will write this review. Sometimes green teas are a little bit tart/vegetal, which…