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Darjeeling – Ambootia Estate Organic Green Tea from Simpson & Vail. . . .

Darjeeling – Ambootia Estate Organic Green Tea from Simpson & Vail is something I MUST discuss with you today! Internationally renowned Darjeeling teas come to Simpson & Vail from the area in and around Darjeeling, a Himalayan town in the state of West Bengal in eastern India. The soil and climatic conditions that exist there create teas that are treasured for their exquisite taste. Darjeeling is often referred to as the “Champagne of teas”, and are so prized that the government there created a special logo that certifies that the teas bearing this logo were actually grown in this beautiful Read More

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Pomegranate Passion White from Simpson and Vail. . . . .

I’ve been on a white tea kick lately. I couldn’t tell you what spurred white tea specifically but I certainly have one I would like to share with you today! It’s a flavored white tea and it’s from Simpson & Vail. It’s their Pomegranate Passion White Tea. Pomegranate White Tea from Simpson & Vail is lightly sweet and incredibly delicious! It’s a blend of natural pomegranate and passion fruit flavors and it has a lovely airy, breezy tropical aroma that awakens the senses. Once infused it looks a little pinkish to the naked eye – sitting there in the cup Read More

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Roasted Chesnut Rooibos from Simpson & Vail. . . .

If tea were the dating world, rooibos tea would be the Nice Guy. You know: the fellow in the Friend Zone. The Bad Guy (black tea) rides a motorcycle, neglects your feelings, keeps you up all night, and has cryptic moods. The Nice Guy (rooibos) is friends with your mom, can balance a budget, and understands the nuances of nutrition and sleep. You don’t take the Nice Guy seriously, but he’s important. He will be your evening companion when you need one. You can call upon him at any time. He is sweet and smooth, and one day you realize, Read More

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Bronte Sisters’ Black Tea Blend from Simpson And Vail

The first thing I noticed about this tea was the fruity, sweet smell. It smelled much more like fruit than tea. The tea ingredients include papaya and raspberry, and also marigold petals. I brewed myself a cup, and added a little raw sugar and a splash of coconut creamer. I should have left the sugar out because it is very sweet on it’s own. Almost too sweet if I’m being honest. It definitely has a very fruity taste and perfume. I didn’t taste to any floral notes which surprised me. I would say this would be an excellent tea for Read More

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Cozy Comfort from Simpson & Vail. . . . .

Cozy Comfort? Yes, please! Whether you are looking for COZY COMFORT because it’s chilly outside or stressful in daily life I think you find something comforting in this tea! It’s called Cozy Comfort from Simpson & Vail. Black teas, organic cinnamon pieces, orange blossoms, and Black Walnut flavor makes up this flavored black tea. The loose leaf ingredients are hefty and very visible. The aroma and taste on the tongue are very satisfying, too! The black walnut flavor was totally in check. Prominent but not overdone. The cinnamon was the perfect accomplice. The orange blossoms give it a citrus slide Read More