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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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Strawberry Guava Tropical White Tea from Simpson & Vail

Strawberry Guava Tropical White Tea from Simpson & Vail.  This is delightful in every way!  I’m always excited to try Guava flavored things!  Pair that with strawberry and you have the best of two worlds!  Use that flavor duo with a delicate white tea base and you have something incredibly special. Simpson & Vail have done it again!  They have come up with a delicious white flavored tea!  Ingredients include White tea, organic hibiscus, cornflower petals, marigold flowers and Guava and Natural Strawberry flavors.  The white tea is delicate – like you would expect it would be.  There is just 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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Lewis Carroll’s Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Is there anything in the world better than snuggling up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of tea? Right. I didn’t think so. So when this tea arrived for me to sample on the SAME day as my copy of the new book, Heartless, by Marissa Meyer (a reimagined origin story for the Queen of Hearts from Carroll’s own Alice in Wonderland) I knew they had to be paired together. Now, I’m going to be honest– I’ve never read Lewis Carroll’s original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (GASP). But I am familiar with the movie, and any Read More

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Roasted Chestnut Rooibos from Simpson & Vail #VeganMoFo2016

Today for the Vegan MoFo prompt it’s “Comfort Food” and since here at Sororitea Sisters we post about teas and tisanes I have chosen Roasted Chestnut Rooibos from Simpson & Vail to be featured today.  This Rooibos offering surprised me on so many levels that I just HAD to share my experiences with you! Not only is Roasted Chestnut Rooibos from Simpson & Vail one of their holiday blends that I could totally see myself sipping on while under a blanket and/or near a fire but it’s super tasty and comforting on the flavor level, too!  Right off the bat I Read More