Ceylon and Zheng Shan black teas, French lavender, red rose petals, black currant and vanilla natural flavor.
A tip of the old beret to our friends on Bastille Day.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 1 sachet or 2 tsp (2.5 g) loose leaf for five minutes, while letting your mind wander in fields of lavender.
- Select an Ingredient:
- ceylon dimbula
- french lavender
- red rose petals
- zheng shan
Sri Lankan Black Tea
The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.
The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.
Botanical from Provence
A fragrant evergreen shrub with beautiful purple flower spikes that bloom every summer. French Lavender has a more delicate aroma than its English counterpart and is often used in aromatherapy for its calming properties. Drive through the hillsides of Provence during July with a convertible and breathe in its beautiful scent.
A famous vacation destination, Provence is a beautiful coastal region in the south of France. It also happens to be where our founder Steve Smith was living when he had his “Ah-Ha” moment to start a tea company unlike any other in the world. That company would become Smith Teamaker.
Red Rose Petals
Less utilized in our blends than their pink counterparts, dried red rose petals are more pungent and perfumed.
Pakistan is located in South Asia and shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan to its west, China to its north and India to its east. Separated from India during The Partition in 1947, Pakistan has a diverse landscape and climate, with a fifth of its GDP coming from agriculture. Our red rose petals are harvested in early Spring, usually in March.
Chinese Black Tea
The original Lapsang, the most sought after smoked tea in all of China. Delicate and wiry black tea leaves are smoked with pine boughs for a complex and full yet smooth experience.
Zhejiang Province is located in Eastern China, directly south of Shanghai and Jiangsu Province. These three areas made up a region known in earlier times as the "Land of Fish and Rice". Today, Zhejiang still holds up its end of the bargain as home to China's largest fishery and as one of the largest food producers, along with leading in tea production. The tea used in Zheng Shan is harvested in the spring and then smoked in the summer.