May’s Teas of the Month are here!

Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
A: Pilgrims!
Organic Chamomile

Organic Chamomile

Our Organic Chamomile is grown in Egypt, and then transferred to Germany to be cleaned. Why would a pesticide-free crop need such a good cleaning? In a word: bugs! Insects like the taste of our chamomile as much as we do. Our chamomile is harvested in January before the bugs can take over, so what you end up with after steeping is a deep, earthy and lemony flavor that you don’t find in many other chamomiles.

Our founder and CEO, Richard Rosenfeld says, “I really like a lemony chamomile. Most chamomiles have the flavor of apple and straw, but this one has a great citrus-lemon flavor you can only find in Egypt and Europe during certain times of the year.” Chamomile has also been used for its healing properties for thousands of years, and most recently is considered a boost for the immune system due to its antibacterial properties.

Jasmine Petal Green Tea

Jasmine Petal Green Tea

Our Jasmine Petal Green starts with delicately roasted whole leaf green tea, which steeps to a lovely amber hue in your cup. And there’s nothing artificial about the aromatic qualities of this tea: for several nights jasmine flowers (which are most aromatic at night) are laid on top of the tea and then taken off. The tea absorbs the floral fragrance, and what we end up with is an aroma that influences the taste of the green tea, rather than a low-quality tea hiding behind some  jasmine flavoring.

Take a look inside the sachet, and you’ll see the dark green tea leaves with some jasmine petals mixed in. Pay attention once you’ve got a steaming cup of our jasmine tea in front of you: smell and taste may go hand in hand, but we think you’ll find that you can smell the jasmine more than you taste it, so you’re still able to appreciate the vegetal, earthy flavor of high quality green tea.