The renowned Oregon tea company introduces three exceptionally delicious functional teas to support immunity, sleep, and throat comfort— available in New Seasons October 21st.
Portland, Oregon (October 1, 2020) — As the world faces a global pandemic and lives shift as a result, Smith Teamaker has created its first collection of teas specifically formulated to protect and sustain the body as well as the soul—all while delivering complex, delicious flavor. Today, the brand known for uncommonly flavorful full-leaf teas introduces Wellness, a collection of three functional organic, caffeine-free teas containing herbs widely known to support immunity, cold comfort, and sleep: Golden Light, Soothe Sayer, and Lullaby. Each tea contains at least one adaptogen, herbs long used and recently studied by modern medicine for their benefits to the nervous system in handling stress. These three new teas are now available for purchase online at SmithTea.com.
“Drinking herbal tea in the U.S. has long been associated as a natural way to stay healthy, heal from being sick, and to be soothed to sleep,” says Ravi Kroesen, Head Teamaker. “We created our Wellness collection with these specific functions in mind, and the intention to not only provide something helpful, but also outstandingly flavorful. Our hope is that our customers will see these teas as the perfect accompaniment to their daily wellness ritual—or provide inspiration to create one—as well as an opportunity to simply take a moment to pause in their day to savor a great cup of tea.”
Golden Light – Built around turmeric, the renowned anti-inflammatory herb from India, the wellness properties of this richly vibrant infusion are activated by black pepper, lemon, cardamom, and smoothed with sarsaparilla. Ingredients (all organic): Turmeric, sarsaparilla, cardamom, black pepper, lemon essential oil.
Soothe Sayer – Created to soothe the throat and spirit in times of stress and illness, this comforting herbal infusion is a rejuvenating elixir of peppermint, ginger, nutmeg, and echinacea. It also tastes uncommonly good, even when you’re not under the weather. Ingredients (all organic): Peppermint, ginger, nutmeg, roasted cacao nibs, elderberry, licorice, wild cherry bark, echinacea and black pepper.
Lullaby – A relaxing blend of floral lemongrass, golden chamomile, and soothing ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has long been one of the important herbs used in ayurveda and has recently been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to calm the nervous system. It’s the perfect formula for a quiet evening, crafted with care for the child in everyone. Ingredients (all organic): Chamomile, lemongrass, ashwagandha, lemon balm, lavender, and licorice.
Each of the Wellness teas contain adaptogens, herbs known to help the body cope with stress, including ashwagandha, ginger, licorice, and turmeric. Head Teamaker Ravi Kroesen created each blend with a focus of functionality in mind as well as a desire to create the most delicious, balanced full leaf wellness teas on the market. Kroesen not only has an exceptional palate, but he spent years as a child in school in Mussoorie, India learning yoga and meditation at a young age, and continues a rigorous daily practice aided by a regimen of herbal teas–including his new Smith Wellness Teas–to support the body’s workout recovery throughout the day.
Each of the three Wellness collection teas are available in a box of plant-based, commercially compostable sachets ($13.99 for 15 sachets), as well as loose-leaf formats ($15.99-$21.99) and a gift box assortment of 10 each of the three tea sachets ($32.99) online at SmithTea.com, as well as in specialty grocery such as New Seasons Market and select Whole Foods Markets throughout the Pacific Northwest.
About Smith Teamaker
In 2020 Smith Teamaker celebrates 10 years of sourcing the world’s finest teas and botanicals to offer a drinking experience like nothing else in the world. The brand is beloved by uncompromising tea drinkers for steeping up uncommonly curated teas and herbal infusions, blended and packed in small batches at its Portland headquarters. Smith was founded by the late legendary teamaker Steve Smith, who was the craftsman behind two of the nation's biggest tea brands, Stash and Tazo. Smith Teamaker’s mission is to elevate the tea experience by crafting products made with transparency, exceptional blending, and of the highest quality. Constantly innovating, the company releases new teas into its product line each year. Smith Tea is available online at smithtea.com and in select hotels, restaurants, specialty shops and grocery stores across the nation. Smith’s tasting room, located at the company’s Southeast Portland headquarters, is open daily for socially-distant shopping and exceptional cups of hot or iced tea, with an aromatic view of the production process. Find Smith Tea on Instagram @smithteamaker.